13 days in South Australia & Victoria Itinerary

13 days in South Australia & Victoria Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marananga
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Ballarat
— 1 day
4
Torquay
— 1 night
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner.

To find out how to plan a trip to Adelaide, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Adelaide are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Marananga.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

3
nights
Marananga

Marananga ©
Marananga is known for wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marananga day trip website .

You can drive from Adelaide to Marananga in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Marananga

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Doddridge Blacksmith Shop, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballarat travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marananga to Ballarat. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

1
night
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 8th (Sun): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip builder app .

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

5
nights
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 12th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip website .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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