10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Walhalla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Foster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Arthurs Seat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take a stroll through The Rocks, then stroll through Clovelly, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Malua Bay Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tomakin Beach.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay trip maker .

Drive from Sydney to Batemans Bay in 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Batemans Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tomakin Beach, Malua Bay Beach
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Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach

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Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Potoroo Palace, then visit a coastal fixture at Green Cape Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of Ben Boyd Tower.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Eden trip maker .

Drive from Batemans Bay to Eden in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Batemans Bay in December: highs in Eden hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Potoroo Palace
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Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Green Cape Lighthouse ©
Green Cape Lighthouse

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Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes, stroll through Nyerimilang Heritage Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Eden to Bairnsdale takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bairnsdale are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Walhalla.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lakes Entrance
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Nyerimilang Heritage Park ©
Nyerimilang Heritage Park

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Walhalla

Walhalla ©
Once one of Australia's richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, the sleepy mountainside township of Walhalla is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Walhalla Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walhalla Tramline Walkway, and then steep yourself in history at Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Walhalla route builder site .

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Walhalla takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Foster.

Things to do in Walhalla

Historic Sites
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Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Walhalla Cemetery ©
Walhalla Cemetery

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Foster

Foster ©
Once a bustling gold mining town, Foster is the gateway to Gippsland's spectacular natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Great Southern Rail Trail and then admire the sheer force of Agnes Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Foster trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Walhalla to Foster in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Foster

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Southern Rail Trail, Agnes Falls
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Agnes Falls ©
Agnes Falls
Great Southern Rail Trail ©
Great Southern Rail Trail

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cowes road trip planner.

You can drive from Foster to Cowes in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Woolamai Beach, The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

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Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, then hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at McCrae Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arthurs Seat, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Arthurs Seat takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, McCrae Beach, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online vacation planner .

Getting from Arthurs Seat to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Scuba & Snorkeling

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