17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kiama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jindabyne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Omeo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to National Art Glass Gallery, view the masterpieces at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and finally get your game on at Project Paintball Wagga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Up-to-Date Store, then see the interesting displays at Coolamon Fire Museum, then steep yourself in history at Monte Cristo Homestead, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wollundry Grove Olives.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wagga Wagga trip planner .

Adelaide to Wagga Wagga is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Wagga Wagga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Coolamon, Monte Cristo Homestead
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Coolamon Fire Museum ©
Coolamon Fire Museum
Project Paintball Wagga ©
Project Paintball Wagga
Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens ©
Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

1
night
Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiama Harbour, then take in the awesome beauty at Saddleback Mountain Lookout, and finally make a trip to Little Blowhole Reserve “Endeavour Lookout”.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiama trip planner .

You can drive from Wagga Wagga to Kiama in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Wagga Wagga in July, you will find days in Kiama are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Kiama

Nature Parks
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour
Saddleback Mountain Lookout ©
Saddleback Mountain Lookout

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get curious at Questacon, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kiama to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kiama in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

1
night
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Kosciuszko Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jindabyne, explore and take pictures at Gaden Trout Hatchery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, and finally browse the different shops at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre.

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Drive from Canberra to Jindabyne in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jindabyne can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Omeo.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Gaden Trout Hatchery ©
Gaden Trout Hatchery
Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre ©

3
nights
Omeo

Omeo ©
Omeo is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Great Alpine Road, east of Mount Hotham, in the Shire of East Gippsland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omeo: Blizzard Brewing Company (in Dinner Plain), Buchan Caves (in Buchan) and Ensay Winery (in Ensay). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bharatralia Jungle Camp, contemplate the long history of Omeo Historic Park & Museum, walk around Livingstone Park, and hike along Oriental Claims Historic Area.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Omeo tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Jindabyne to Omeo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Dargo.

Things to do in Omeo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Bharatralia Jungle Camp, Buchan Caves, Blizzard Brewing Company, Ensay Winery
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
Blizzard Brewing Company ©
Blizzard Brewing Company
Ensay Winery ©
Ensay Winery

3
nights
Dargo

Dargo ©
Dargo is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 348km east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Wellington. Explore Dargo's surroundings by going to Glenmaggie Lake (in Glenmaggie), Mount Baw Baw (in Mount Baw Baw) and Blue Gables Winery (in Maffra). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Tali Karng, admire the sheer force of Conglomerate Falls, get outside with Blue Pool, and walk around Licola Picnic Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dargo online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Omeo to Dargo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Dargo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alpine National Park, Blue Gables Winery, Glenmaggie Lake, Licola Picnic Reserve, Mount Baw Baw
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Mount Baw Baw ©
Mount Baw Baw
Lake Tali Karng ©
Lake Tali Karng
Glenmaggie Lake ©
Glenmaggie Lake

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, then admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Geelong Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geelong holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Dargo to Geelong takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Geelong

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Geelong Mosque ©
Geelong Mosque

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 10th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at World War II Memorial Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest and Blowholes, then don't miss a visit to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Geelong to Portland in 3.5 hours. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
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World War II Memorial Lookout ©
World War II Memorial Lookout
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

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