16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Wangaratta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Eden
— 1 night
car:  4​h 30​min
10
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
car:  7​h 30​min
11
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Armidale
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Wollongong Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wollongong online driving holiday planner .

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wollongong, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Art Gallery ©
Wollongong Art Gallery

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial and then engage your brain at Questacon. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Wollongong in June, with highs in Canberra at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wangaratta.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

1
night
Wangaratta

Wangaratta ©
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers, trek along Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, and then browse the collection at Wangaratta Library.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wangaratta trip planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Wangaratta in 4.5 hours. In June in Wangaratta, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Wangaratta

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Brown Brothers
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Wangaratta Library ©
Wangaratta Library

1
night
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. On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve and then take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geelong trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wangaratta to Geelong takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Wangaratta in June, Geelong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Great Ocean Walk and then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Geelong to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the views from Stony Creek Trestle Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
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Nyerimilang Heritage Park ©
Nyerimilang Heritage Park
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge ©
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
The Entrance Walk ©
The Entrance Walk

1
night
Eden

Eden
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eden trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Eden takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eden are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Collingwood Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, and then putt your heart out at Club Husky.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jervis Bay sightseeing app .

You can take a bus from Eden to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In June in Jervis Bay, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Newcastle.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Collingwood Beach ©
Collingwood Beach

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 22nd (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, explore and take pictures at Fort Scratchley, and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip planning app .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Newcastle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train. June in Newcastle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Newcastle

Historic Sites
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Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

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night
Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Wollomombi Falls, then explore and take pictures at Waterfall Way, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Armidale sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Armidale takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Armidale

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Saumarez Homestead ©
Saumarez Homestead
Wollomombi Falls ©
Wollomombi Falls

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