15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Penola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Victor Harbor
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planning site .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Great Ocean Road Story.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lorne road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Museums
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip planning website .

Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip maker app .

Drive from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Penola.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

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nights
Penola

Penola ©
Penola is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located about southeast of the state capital of Adelaide in the wine growing area known as the Coonawarra. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate, steep yourself in history at Sharam Cottage, steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, then do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Penola online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Penola takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Penola are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Penola

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coonawarra
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Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra

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night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Robe online vacation planner .

You can drive from Penola to Robe in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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Highlights from your plan
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

1
day
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 20th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, then identify plant and animal life at Nangawooka Flora Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Mt Jagged Wines, and finally sample the fine beverages at Encounter Coast Spirits.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Robe to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. June in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mt Jagged Wines
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Highlights from your plan
Nangawooka Flora Reserve ©
Nangawooka Flora Reserve
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

Discover how to plan a Kangaroo Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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night
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Shingleback, then do a tasting at Graham Stevens Wines, then learn about winemaking at Hugo Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Pertaringa Cellar Door.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read McLaren Vale route website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In June in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries

Side Trip

McLaren Flat
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Highlights from your plan
Graham Stevens Wines ©
Graham Stevens Wines
Hugo Wines ©
Hugo Wines
Shingleback Wine ©
Shingleback Wine

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Langmeil Winery and Murray Street Vineyards. Visit North Terrace and Carrick Hill for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Peter Lehmann Wines, & more) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). It doesn't end there: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online itinerary planner .

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Adelaide in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Adelaide sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Gorge Wildlife Park, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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