17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Johanna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Warrandyte State Park and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Kinglake National Park. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning app .

In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Kinglake National Park
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
days
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then stroll through Bells Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne online trip builder .

Drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Lorne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Torquay
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

1
day
Johanna

Johanna ©
Johanna is a small town on the coast of Victoria, Australia located west of Cape Otway in the Colac Otway Shire. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Johanna Beach, then trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Triplet Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johanna road trip planner .

You can drive from Lorne to Johanna in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Johanna

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Triplet Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

2
days
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You've now added The Arch to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell tour planning app .

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. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
days
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 11th (Thu), meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cowes trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Cowes in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Maru Koala and Animal Park
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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