14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h
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Cranbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Swan Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Shepparton
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Oodnadatta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Broken Hill
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Cranbourne is a suburb/semi rural area in the outer south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 43 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cranbourne trip planning app .

Melbourne to Cranbourne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Cranbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swan Hill.

Things to do in Cranbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Frankston Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©

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Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look and learn at Lake Boga Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Flying Boat Museum, and then examine the collection at Pioneer Settlement.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Swan Hill day trip site .

Drive from Cranbourne to Swan Hill in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Swan Hill

#Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Lake Boga
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Flying Boat Museum ©
Flying Boat Museum
Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement
Lake Boga Observatory ©
Lake Boga Observatory

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum, then explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Moooving Art Shepparton, and finally examine the collection at Bangerang Cultural Centre.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shepparton trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Swan Hill to Shepparton in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shepparton can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Shepparton

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum
Moooving Art Shepparton ©
Moooving Art Shepparton
Bangerang Cultural Centre ©
Bangerang Cultural Centre

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shepparton to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Shepparton in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and finally view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oodnadatta.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Museums
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Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta ©
Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7800km2 with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1011km north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Desert and then take in the views from Algebuckina Bridge.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oodnadatta trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Oodnadatta

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Algebuckina Bridge ©
Algebuckina Bridge

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 11th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally stop by Opalios.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy sightseeing planner .

Getting from Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy by car takes about 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Homestead Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then enjoy some diversion at Port Augusta Train Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at RSL Military Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. In May, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Augusta

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Homestead Gardens ©
Homestead Gardens
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

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Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, examine the collection at Silverton Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), and finally examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip planner .

You can drive from Port Augusta to Broken Hill in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Port Augusta in May since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Museums

Side Trip

Silverton
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Old Wentworth Gaol, then indulge your taste buds at Sunraysia Cellar Door, then admire the masterpieces at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and finally make a trip to Lock 11.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mildura trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Mildura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mildura, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Mildura

#Museums

Side Trip

Old Wentworth Gaol
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Old Wentworth Gaol ©
Old Wentworth Gaol
Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door

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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 15th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mildura to Mount Gambier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mildura in May, expect nights in Mount Gambier to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Nature, #Parks
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Centenary Tower ©
Centenary Tower

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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 16th (Thu): stroll through Foreshore Promenade, admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, then stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy route app .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Fairy by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Historic Sites, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Cemetery ©
Tower Hill Cemetery

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, make a trip to The Grotto, then head outdoors with The Arch, and finally explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary app .

Drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
The Grotto ©
The Grotto
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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