18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
You've now added Tiger Moth World to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tiger Moth World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Torquay Central Farmers Market. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

Make your Torquay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Torquay is just a stone's throw from Barwon Heads. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches
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Tiger Moth World ©
Tiger Moth World
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 31st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip maker .

Getting from Torquay to Port Campbell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghost & Vampire Tours, McKenzies Falls and The Pinnacle. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hike along The Pinnacle and then get great views at Reed Lookout. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at McKenzies Falls, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then hike along Grampians National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap route planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Grampians National Park, MacKenzie Falls, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Reed Lookout ©
Reed Lookout
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Drive from Halls Gap to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You've now added Drop Bear Adventures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the top attractions with Drop Bear Adventures, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Drop Bear Adventures ©
Drop Bear Adventures

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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