13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Maffra
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Eden
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

2
days
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, stroll through Cape Woolamai Beach, then browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes day trip planning app .

Melbourne to Cowes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. July in Cowes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Churchill Island Marine National Park, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Phillip Island Winery ©
Phillip Island Winery

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hours
Maffra

Maffra
Maffra is a town in Victoria, Australia, east of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Former railway signalbox and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maffra vacation planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Maffra in 3 hours. Traveling from Cowes in July, Maffra is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Maffra

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sale
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2
days
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes, then see the interesting displays at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Nicholson River Winery, learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery, then stroll through Lakes Entrance Beach, and finally get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance travel planner.

You can drive from Maffra to Lakes Entrance in 1.5 hours. In July in Lakes Entrance, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Nicholson River Winery
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Wyanga Park Winery ©
Wyanga Park Winery
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Nicholson River Winery ©
Nicholson River Winery

2
days
Eden

Eden
Eden is a coastal town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Davidson Whaling Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, meet the residents at On the Perch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eden journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Eden takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Eden

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

On the Perch, Panboola Wetlands, Pambula Beach, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Short Point Recreation Reserve
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6
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nan Tien Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Eden to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Eden in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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