13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  7​h
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Aireys Inlet
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Cape Otway
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Gellibrand
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Mount Gambier
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker tool .

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in September since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Torquay vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Torquay

Spas Fun & Games Parks
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Spas

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet trip itinerary tool .

Aireys Inlet is just a short distance from Torquay. September in Aireys Inlet sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Moggs Creek Lookout
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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lorne trip itinerary planning tool .

Lorne is just a stone's throw from Aireys Inlet. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Museums
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Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

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Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Castle Cove and then make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation.

Plan trip to Cape Otway with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gellibrand.
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Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Castle Cove ©
Castle Cove

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Gellibrand

Gellibrand
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gellibrand trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Gellibrand takes an hour. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toPort Campbell.

Things to do in Gellibrand

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery and then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

Discover how to plan a Port Campbell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gellibrand to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy holiday planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Port Fairy by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toMount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Estuary Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier holiday planner.

Drive from Port Fairy to Mount Gambier in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Estuary Beach
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

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Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Robe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toVictor Harbor.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Mt Jagged Wines and then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victor Harbor trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Robe to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mt Jagged Wines, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery and then learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island planner .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Wineries
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Bay of Shoals Winery ©
Bay of Shoals Winery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through North Terrace.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour planning app .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Big V industries, identify plant and animal life at Lang's Native Plant Nursery, then steep yourself in history at Psyche Bend Pumping Station, and finally do a tasting at Oak Valley Estate Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wentworth Wharf, then stop by Bushells On Tenth Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe, and then do a tasting at Cappa Stone Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mildura online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Mildura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: highs in Mildura hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wentworth, Psyche Bend Pumping Station, Cappa Stone Wines
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Oak Valley Estate Winery ©
Oak Valley Estate Winery
Psyche Bend Pumping Station ©
Psyche Bend Pumping Station
Cappa Stone Wines ©
Cappa Stone Wines

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