13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kadina
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Princetown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Kadina

Kadina ©
Kadina is a town located on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia, approximately 144 kilometres north-northwest of the state capital of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at The Little Christmas Shop, then get engrossed in the history at Moonta Mines Museum, and then kick back and relax at The Copper Coast.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kadina online trip maker .

Adelaide to Kadina is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Warrnambool.

Things to do in Kadina

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Moonta, Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37
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Moonta Mines Museum ©
Moonta Mines Museum
Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 ©
Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37

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night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kadina to Warrnambool in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Princetown day trip planning tool .

Getting from Warrnambool to Princetown by combination of bus and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online trip maker .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Trails, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Sunraysia Cellar Door, then don't miss a visit to Chaffey House, and then don't miss a visit to Lock 11. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Art Vault, explore the activities along Murray River, then experience rural life at Orange World, and finally stop by Woodsies Gem Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mildura trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Mildura in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Mildura to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Murray River, Orange World
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Woodsies Gem Shop ©
Woodsies Gem Shop
Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door
The Art Vault ©
The Art Vault

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