15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Albury
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Albury
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Merimbula

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

Albury to Melbourne is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Albury in March, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Beechworth Honey Experience, then get engrossed in the history at Beechworth Historic Courthouse, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Morris Wines, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Murray River Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Albury trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Albury in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Albury

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beechworth, Morris Wines
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then savor the flavors at Echuca Chocolate Company, then look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents, and finally see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Echuca Luxury Houseboats, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Echuca online journey maker .

You can drive from Albury to Echuca in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Echuca Luxury Houseboats ©
Echuca Luxury Houseboats
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, explore the activities along St George's Lake, get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum, and explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ballarat road trip site .

Drive from Echuca to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, St George's Lake
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, don't miss a visit to Mystery In The Trees, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then make a trip to The Artery, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy planning website .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Port Fairy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 13th (Wed), trek along Great Ocean Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, and finally make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paynesville.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Paynesville

Paynesville ©
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. On the 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, stop by Tasters Wine and Foods, then head outdoors with Mitchell river walk, and finally head off the coast to Raymond Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paynesville route maker .

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Paynesville by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paynesville

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bairnsdale
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Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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