17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Red Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Hong Kong

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Do your shopping at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and The Mill Markets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Degraves Street, do a tasting at Sedona Estate, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Hong Kong in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Red Hill.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Daylesford, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Sedona Estate, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lonsdale Beach, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then stroll through Bells Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Safety Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at 13th Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Nepean.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Red Hill trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Red Hill takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Red Hill are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Point Lonsdale, Safety Beach, 13th Beach, Fort Nepean
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Point Lonsdale Beach ©
Point Lonsdale Beach
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Runnymede House will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mona and Puddleduck Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur) and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site (in Eaglehawk Neck). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach and stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Red Hill to Hobart. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Launceston when traveling from Hobart in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moores Hill Estate, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Bay of Fires Winery, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

1
night
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Torquay driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Launceston to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in October, expect nights in Torquay to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Campbell using our trip planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planning site .

Drive from Port Campbell to Portland in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse ©
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse
Portland Botanical Gardens ©
Portland Botanical Gardens

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

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Drive from Portland to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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