17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
taxi:  1​h
2
St Kilda
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 333 Collins Street, State Library of Victoria, Federation Square, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Wed), wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): shop like a local with Queen Victoria Market, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and finally make a trip to 333 Collins Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route website .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N ©
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

7
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. Explore St Kilda's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Sorrento) and Cowes (A Maze'N Things, Koala Conservation Centre, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, and take in the waterfront at St Kilda Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Kilda online vacation planner .

St Kilda is just a short distance from Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Churchill Island, Scienceworks, Swim with Dolphins
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Torquay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation and then trek along Great Ocean Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Karmic Goat Soapworks, then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Cape Otway Lightstation
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

Plan my day in Port Campbell using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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