17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Airport West
Drive:  10​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Werribee
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Warrnambool
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
9
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Dunkeld
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Ballarat
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
12
Williamstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Belgrave
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Airport West

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day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Melbourne Observatory, Chinatown, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Chinatown, then hunt for treasures at Queen Victoria Market, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and finally look and learn at Melbourne Observatory.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne driving holiday planning website .

Airport West to Melbourne is an approximately half hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Observatory ©
Melbourne Observatory
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Luna Park Melbourne has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Luna Park Melbourne.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St Kilda road trip planning app .

St Kilda is very close to Melbourne. In October, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Luna Park Melbourne ©
Luna Park Melbourne

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Wildlife Coast Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse for treasures at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery and then take a tour by water with Wildlife Coast Cruises.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cowes road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dandenong to Cowes takes 2 hours. In November in Cowes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Werribee.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Nobbies Centre
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Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

few
hours
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then examine the collection at B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Werribee planning site .

You can drive from Cowes to Werribee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In November, daytime highs in Werribee are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Geelong.

Things to do in Werribee

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by The Mill Markets.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geelong trip website .

Traveling by car from Werribee to Geelong takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Geelong, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Torquay Foreshore Play Park, Supatramp Geelong
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Supatramp Geelong ©
Supatramp Geelong

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods, and then stop by Bay of Apostles. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online attractions planner .

Drive from Geelong to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Otway National Park
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Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Plan my Port Campbell trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Warrnambool on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
day
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Foreshore Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Fairy vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Port Fairy is just a short distance from Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunkeld.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

2
nights
Dunkeld

Dunkeld ©
Dunkeld is a town in Victoria, Australia at the southern end of the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Southern Grampians. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trek along Chimney Pots and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bryan Swamp Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dunkeld trip planner .

Drive from Port Fairy to Dunkeld in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Dunkeld

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chimney Pots ©
Chimney Pots

few
hours
Ballarat

Ballarat
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat trip planner.

You can drive from Dunkeld to Ballarat in 2 hours. In November in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Ballarat

Fun & Games Theme Parks
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night
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamstown travel route planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Williamstown in 1.5 hours. In November in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrave.

Things to do in Williamstown

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Newport Lakes Reserve, Cherry Lake Altona, Scienceworks
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Highlights from your plan
Cherry Lake Altona ©
Cherry Lake Altona
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Newport Lakes Reserve ©
Newport Lakes Reserve

3
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Puffing Billy Railway has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), hike along The Briars Park and then get interesting insight from Puffing Billy Railway. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, then appreciate the views at Yarra Valley, and then learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Belgrave road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Williamstown to Belgrave takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Belgrave are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ada Tree, Punt Road Wines, Yarra Valley, The Briars Park, National Rhododendron Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Briars Park ©
The Briars Park
Ada Tree ©
Ada Tree
Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway

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