12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  6​h
1
Mildura
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Nuriootpa
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Tanunda
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Rowland Flat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes RAAF Memorial & Museum, Trentham Estate and Mildura Brewery. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Sunraysia Cellar Door and don't miss a visit to Lock 11.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura journey planning app .

Melbourne to Mildura is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mildura, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You will leave for Adelaide on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Mildura

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Mildura Brewery ©
Mildura Brewery
Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg, then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide journey builder site .

Fly from Mildura to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mildura in October, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenelg
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. On the 17th (Wed), stop by Barossa Valley Cheese Company, stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, then learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, and finally do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, then do a tasting at Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar Door, and finally stop by Doddridge Blacksmith Shop.

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Getting from Adelaide to Nuriootpa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Nuriootpa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock, Angaston, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

1
night
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
On the 19th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, learn about winemaking at Langmeil Winery, then do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, and finally admire the striking features of Seppeltsfield Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda day trip planning site .

Tanunda is just a stone's throw from Nuriootpa. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rowland Flat.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seppeltsfield Mausoleum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Peter Lehmann Wines ©
Peter Lehmann Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

1
night
Rowland Flat

Rowland Flat ©
Rowland Flat is a small South Australian town in the Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway between Lyndoch and Tanunda. On the 20th (Sat), savor the flavors at Domain Day Cellar Door, then stop by Kies Family Wines, and then do a tasting at Kellermeister.

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Rowland Flat is just a stone's throw from Tanunda. In October in Rowland Flat, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Rowland Flat

Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Lyndoch, Domain Day Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kies Family Wines ©
Kies Family Wines
Kellermeister ©
Kellermeister
Domain Day Cellar Door ©
Domain Day Cellar Door

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to The Big Lobster, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Robe day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rowland Flat to Robe takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kingston SE
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse ©
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk
The Big Lobster ©
The Big Lobster

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally make a trip to Yambuk Beach Slide.

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Traveling by car from Robe to Port Fairy takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yambuk Beach Slide
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

few
hours
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 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then shop like a local with Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool online trip maker .

Warrnambool is just a short distance from Port Fairy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
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 23rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Melbourne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens

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