13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  7​h
1
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mount Gambier
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip app .

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in September, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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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.
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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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get great views at Moggs Creek Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Aireys Inlet trip maker app .

Aireys Inlet is just a short distance from Torquay. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Wildlife Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Moggs Creek Lookout
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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Great Ocean Road Story.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lorne day trip planner .

Lorne is just a stone's throw from Aireys Inlet. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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 ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You've now added Otway Fly Treetop Adventures to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay itinerary app .

Take a bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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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 Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Wildlife Wineries Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Russell Clark Reserve ©
Russell Clark Reserve
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

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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 5th (Sat), Head underground at Ewens Pond and then kick back and relax at Estuary Beach.

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 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ewens Pond, Estuary Beach
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Ewens Pond ©
Ewens Pond

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night
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 6th (Sun), 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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Newland Memorial Uniting Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Art@Goolwa Inc., then learn about winemaking at Victor Harbor Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Encounter Coast Spirits.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip planner .

You can drive from Robe to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Art@Goolwa Inc.
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Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
St Joan of Arc Catholic Church ©
St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Art@Goolwa Inc. ©
Art@Goolwa Inc.

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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 7th (Mon): 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip builder tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

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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 9th (Wed): take a stroll through North Terrace.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip planning website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Psyche Bend Pumping Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mildura online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mildura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Psyche Bend Pumping Station
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Psyche Bend Pumping Station ©
Psyche Bend Pumping Station

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