13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lugano
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Lugano

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Lugano, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Lugano to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is much hotter than Lugano - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 31st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Fairy takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Robe journey site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Robe takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Victor Harbor on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Robe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Maslin Beach, learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and finally head off the coast to Granite Island. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, then experience rural life at Goolwa Animal Farm, then don't miss a visit to The Goolwa Barrage, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Robe to Victor Harbor takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Goolwa, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Maslin Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, and finally wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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