14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Geelong
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Queenscliff
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Lavers Hill
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Camperdown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hamilton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Horsham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Birchip
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Rupanyup
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Stawell
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Ararat
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Beaufort
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
16
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Maldon
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
18
Castlemaine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
19
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
20
Shepparton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Seymour
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
22
Kinglake
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
23
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne

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Geelong

Geelong
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Buckley Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geelong trip builder site .

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Queenscliff trip planner .

Queenscliff is just a short distance from Geelong. In March, daily temperatures in Queenscliff can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off toTorquay.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay journey site .

Traveling by car from Queenscliff to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Apollo Bay on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout Point, then stroll through Mait's Rest, and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glenaire.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill ©
Lavers Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 48km inland from Port Campbell and 48km from Apollo Bay. To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lavers Hill trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Lavers Hill

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Triplet Falls
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

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Camperdown

Camperdown
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Camperdown trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lavers Hill to Camperdown in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Tours
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Warrnambool

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Take the guesswork out of planning a Warrnambool vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Camperdown to Warrnambool by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portland journey maker .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Portland Botanical Gardens ©
Portland Botanical Gardens

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Hamilton

Hamilton
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hamilton trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Portland to Hamilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

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Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): snap pictures at Anzac Centenary Bridge and then stroll through May Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Arapiles, stroll through Sawyer Park, then pause for some photo ops at Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Horsham Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Horsham trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Horsham takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Birchip on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Arapiles
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Horsham Botanical Gardens ©
Horsham Botanical Gardens
Mount Arapiles ©
Mount Arapiles
Sawyer Park ©
Sawyer Park

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Birchip

Birchip ©
Birchip is a town in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia on the Sunraysia Highway north of Donald. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Birchip using our trip planner.

Getting from Horsham to Birchip by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rupanyup.

Things to do in Birchip

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
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Birchip's Mallee Bull ©
Birchip's Mallee Bull

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Rupanyup

Rupanyup ©
Rupanyup is a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rupanyup tour app .

Getting from Birchip to Rupanyup by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Stawell.

Things to do in Rupanyup

Museums

Side Trip

Murtoa Stick Shed
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Murtoa Stick Shed ©
Murtoa Stick Shed
Rupanyup Silo Art ©
Rupanyup Silo Art

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Stawell

Stawell
Stawell, is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria 237km west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by The Pickers Market Stawell, contemplate the long history of Bunjil's Shelter, and then explore and take pictures at Stawell Gold Mine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Stawell trip planner.

You can drive from Rupanyup to Stawell in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ararat.

Things to do in Stawell

Parks Wineries Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at J Ward Museum Complex and then admire the natural beauty at Alexandra Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ararat online trip builder .

Ararat is just a short distance from Stawell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums
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J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex

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Beaufort

Beaufort
Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia. To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Beaufort trip planner .

You can drive from Ararat to Beaufort in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Ballarat takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maldon.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Old General Cemetary ©
Ballarat Old General Cemetary
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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Maldon

Maldon ©
Maldon is a town in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Mount Alexander local government area. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Cascade Print Room and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then look for gifts at The Maldon Lolly Shop, then steep yourself in history at Carman's Tunnel, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tarrengower Lookout.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Maldon route planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Maldon in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castlemaine.

Things to do in Maldon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Carman's Tunnel ©
Carman's Tunnel
Mount Tarrengower Lookout ©
Mount Tarrengower Lookout
Cascade Print Room and Art Gallery ©

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Castlemaine

Castlemaine ©
Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Castlemaine Historic Market Building, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tarrengower Lookout, then indulge your taste buds at The Mill Castlemaine, and finally make a trip to Maldon Dredge and Dragline.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Castlemaine trip planner .

Drive from Ballarat to Castlemaine in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bendigo.
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
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Maldon Dredge and Dragline ©
Maldon Dredge and Dragline

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral, view the masterpieces at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then learn about all things military at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), and finally explore the activities along Lake Weeroona. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bendigo Woollen Mills, examine the collection at Confectionery Capers, then examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fortuna Villa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rosalind Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bendigo day trip planning website .

Getting from Castlemaine to Bendigo by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Confectionery Capers
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Fortuna Villa ©
Fortuna Villa
Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers

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Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shepparton online visit planner .

Getting from Bendigo to Shepparton by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Shepparton sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seymour.

Things to do in Shepparton

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Belstack Strawberry Farm
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Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm

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Seymour

Seymour
Seymour is a historic railway township in Mitchell Shire in the state of Victoria, Australia and is located 104km north of Melbourne. To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seymour day trip planner.

You can drive from Shepparton to Seymour in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Seymour

Tours Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

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Kinglake

Kinglake ©
Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 46 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Kalatha Giant, browse the eclectic array of goods at St Andrews Market, then identify plant and animal life at Mason Falls Picnic Ground, then identify plant and animal life at Mt Sugarloaf, and finally let little ones run wild at Bollygum Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kinglake road trip website .

Traveling by car from Seymour to Kinglake takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kinglake when traveling from Seymour in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Kinglake

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

St Andrews Market, Kalatha Giant
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Bollygum Park ©
Bollygum Park
St Andrews Market ©
St Andrews Market

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Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and then admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Healesville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seymour to Healesville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Seymour in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Healesville, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Dandenong.

Things to do in Healesville

Shopping

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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