13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Glenrowan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ballarat
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Glenrowan

Glenrowan ©
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Kate's Cottage, appreciate the history behind The Big Ned Kelly Statue, then make a trip to Glenrowan Seige Site, then see the interesting displays at Ned Kelly Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mt Morgan Store.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glenrowan attractions planning site .

Sydney to Glenrowan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Glenrowan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Glenrowan

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Ned Kelly Museum ©
Ned Kelly Museum
The Big Ned Kelly Statue ©
The Big Ned Kelly Statue

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Cowes trip planner .

Getting from Glenrowan to Cowes by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Glenrowan in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cowes: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Churchill Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Point Lonsdale Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Torquay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Beach, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Point Lonsdale Beach ©
Point Lonsdale Beach

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Lorne Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lorne day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then let little ones run wild at Barkly Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, then kick back and relax at Dendy Street Beach, then don't miss a visit to Point Ormond, and finally admire the natural beauty at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St Kilda online trip maker .

Drive from Lorne to St Kilda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in St Kilda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ballarat.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Barkly Gardens, Point Ormond, Scienceworks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat and then make a trip to Lydiard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kryal Castle, explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, then take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum, and finally explore the activities along St George's Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip app .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

St George's Lake
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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