12 days in Port Campbell, Melbourne & Stanley Itinerary

12 days in Port Campbell, Melbourne & Stanley Itinerary

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12 days in Port Campbell, Melbourne & Stanley Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Campbell National Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, head outdoors with The Arch, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Arch ©
The Arch

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mill Markets and Melbourne Central. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Wendouree and Eastern Beach Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bells Beach, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Marysville, St. Kilda Beach, Bells Beach, Ocean Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Nut State Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, then identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stanley journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Hellyer Gorge, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, The Big Tree
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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