10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45​min
1
Parramatta
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Sydney

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Parramatta

Parramatta
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Parramatta online holiday planner .

Sydney to Parramatta is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Parramatta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Parramatta

Museums
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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canberra travel planner.

Drive from Parramatta to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Parramatta in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 25th (Tue), get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, then explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and finally stroll through The Railway Lands.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier day trip app .

You can fly from Canberra to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Canberra in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mount Gambier: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then explore the galleries of Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool day trip site .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Allansford Cheese World and Museum
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Boroka Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Halls Gap itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Halls Gap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

MacKenzie Falls
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

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night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ballarat trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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