8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  5​h
Wangaratta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Canberra

1
night
Wangaratta

Wangaratta ©
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard - Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Events and then indulge your taste buds at Milawa Mustard.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wangaratta trip maker tool .

Canberra to Wangaratta is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Wangaratta are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Torquay.

Things to do in Wangaratta

#Wineries

Side Trips

Glenrowan, Milawa
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Milawa Mustard ©
Milawa Mustard
The Big Ned Kelly Statue ©
The Big Ned Kelly Statue

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Torquay journey maker .

Getting from Wangaratta to Torquay by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Torquay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Torquay

#Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, The Mill Markets
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The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

1
night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Otway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cape Otway takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for Warrnambool on the 2nd (Tue).
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Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

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You can drive from Cape Otway to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Basalt Wines
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, indulge your taste buds at Echuca Chocolate Company, see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then take an in-depth tour of Echuca Historical Society Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Echuca vacation planner .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Echuca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Echuca

#Museums, #Spas, #Parks
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed

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