15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Merimbula
1
Merimbula
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Merimbula

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Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, and then examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Magic Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, and then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merimbula trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Merimbula. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Killer Whale Museum, Pambula Beach, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne holiday planner .

Getting from Merimbula to Melbourne by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albury planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Albury, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Albury

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

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Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and then examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Echuca Luxury Houseboats, then savor the flavors at Echuca Chocolate Company, then stop by Glenda's Candle Scents, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

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Traveling by car from Albury to Echuca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Echuca to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Ballarat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Daylesford
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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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 11th (Mon): get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy road trip app .

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Fairy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Outdoors

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

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Bay of Apostles, get great views at Mariners Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different attractions at Karmic Goat Soapworks, don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip builder site .

Getting from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay by car takes about 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

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip website .

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

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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, then get outside with Mitchell river walk, and then step off the mainland to explore Raymond Island.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paynesville online journey planner .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Paynesville in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to 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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