14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h
1
Portsea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cranbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Coldstream
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Belgrave
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Portsea

Portsea ©
Explore Portsea's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

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Melbourne to Portsea is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Portsea can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Portsea

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Split Point Lighthouse
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Frankston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then make a trip to Main Street Mornington.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cranbourne trip planning tool .

Drive from Portsea to Cranbourne in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankston, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, State Coal Mine, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Main Street Mornington
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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
State Coal Mine ©
State Coal Mine

3
nights
Sorrento

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Heronswood, kick back and relax at Safety Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento planning site .

You can drive from Cranbourne to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. December in Sorrento sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coldstream.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dromana, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Lorne Beach, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Swim with Dolphins
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
nights
Coldstream

Coldstream ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery, then admire the natural beauty at Blue Lotus Water Garden, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coldstream online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sorrento to Coldstream by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Coldstream

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yering Station
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Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©

3
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, then look for gifts at Olinda Collective, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Trees Adventure, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tesselaar's Bulbs and Flowers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankston Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrave trip itinerary planning app .

Belgrave is just a short distance from Coldstream. In January in Belgrave, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olinda, Tesselaar, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Frankston Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach

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