13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Mornington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Queenscliff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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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 14th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88 and then get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mornington.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
nights
Mornington

Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57km south of Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore and take pictures at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, then admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Heronswood.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mornington journey planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Mornington by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Mornington can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Mornington

Spas Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Heronswood, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Spas, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Spas
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

1
night
Queenscliff

Queenscliff ©
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): do a tasting at Basils Farm and then examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Queenscliff tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mornington to Queenscliff in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Queenscliff can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Museums Wineries
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Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Basils Farm ©
Basils Farm

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lorne Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lorne online road trip planner .

You can drive from Queenscliff to Lorne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Lorne

Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the galleries of Whale Bone Studio Arts, admire the masterpieces at Wishart Gallery, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, then look for all kinds of wild species at Russell Clark Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moyne River.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip builder tool .

You can drive from Lorne to Port Fairy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Shopping
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Russell Clark Reserve ©
Russell Clark Reserve
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 20th (Sun), meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Grampians National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap tour app .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

4
nights
Melbourne

Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Melbourne: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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