16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Aireys Inlet
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Hamilton Island
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and St Paul's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

Edinburgh, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, expect Melbourne to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk and then hike along Mait's Rest.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

2
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Lorne Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aireys Inlet trip planning website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet in 1.5 hours. In March in Aireys Inlet, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Bells Beach
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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hours
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aireys Inlet to Hamilton Island. Traveling from Aireys Inlet in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

3
nights
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 Shelly Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online route maker .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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