12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mildura
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Keith
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 29th (Sat), experience rural life at Orange World, then do a tasting at Cappa Stone Wines, and then make a trip to Chaffey House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mildura trip itinerary builder .

Adelaide to Mildura is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in September: highs in Mildura hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mildura

Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange World, Cappa Stone Wines
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Cappa Stone Wines ©
Cappa Stone Wines
Orange World ©
Orange World

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mildura to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mildura in September, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum, then experience rural life at Belstack Strawberry Farm, then see the interesting displays at Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Park Lake.

Discover how to plan a Shepparton trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Melbourne to Shepparton in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Shepparton dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Shepparton

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, Belstack Strawberry Farm
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Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm

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Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 2nd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Steampacket Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geelong trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Shepparton to Geelong in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels
Steampacket Gardens ©
Steampacket Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse, then grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary builder .

Torquay is just a short distance from Geelong. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Split Point Lighthouse, Anglesea Bike Park
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Great Ocean Walk and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip maker app .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Princetown trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Princetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Fairy online trip maker .

Port Fairy is just a short distance from Warrnambool. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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Portland

Portland
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland online itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Fairy to Portland in an hour. October in Portland sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Mount Gambier on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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 9th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Keith.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

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Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mt Monster Conservation Park and then experience rural life at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Keith vacation planner .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Keith in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keith

Outdoors
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Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay
Mt Monster Conservation Park ©
Mt Monster Conservation Park

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