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 and then don't miss a visit to Lock 11.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura trip itinerary builder tool .

Adelaide to Mildura is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mildura

Outdoors

Side Trip

Orange World
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Orange World ©
Orange World
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11

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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 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder .

You can fly from Mildura to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mildura in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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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): take in the exciting artwork at Moooving Art Shepparton, see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Belstack Strawberry Farm, and finally explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shepparton online journey planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Shepparton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Shepparton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Shepparton

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Belstack Strawberry Farm
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Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm
Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then get to know the fascinating history of Steampacket Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geelong trip planner .

Drive from Shepparton to Geelong in 3 hours. In October in Geelong, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. 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 Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Torquay trip simple and quick.

Torquay is very close to Geelong. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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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): stop by Bay of Apostles, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

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Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Princetown driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to 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): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary builder tool .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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): admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy route site .

Port Fairy is just a short distance from Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Portland takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Mount Gambier takes 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
Mount Gambier Public Library ©
Mount Gambier Public Library

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Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. On the 10th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keith online itinerary planner .

Drive from Mount Gambier to Keith in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keith

Outdoors
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Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay

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