17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pearcedale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Portsea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lorne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor plenty of shopping. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Yea (Yea Wetlands & Y Water Discovery Centre). Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Yea, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Pearcedale

Pearcedale ©
Pearcedale is a township and coastal rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 49 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maru Koala and Animal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stop by Merricks General Store, then kick back and relax at Mount Martha Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mornington Racecourse Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pearcedale visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Pearcedale takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portsea.

Things to do in Pearcedale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mornington Racecourse Market, Mount Martha Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Maru Koala and Animal Park, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Mount Martha Beach ©
Mount Martha Beach

3
nights
Portsea

Portsea ©
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Nepean National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Portsea travel planner .

You can drive from Pearcedale to Portsea in an hour. In December in Portsea, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Portsea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento, Rye Beach
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Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese and then take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

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Traveling by car from Portsea to Lorne takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Apostle Whey Cheese, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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