17 days in Greater Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Greater Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Greater Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly:  31​h
1
Crafers
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Princetown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Werribee
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Dresden

1
day
Crafers

Crafers ©
The town of Crafers is in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of Adelaide, South Australia. On the 1st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then admire all the interesting features of The Cedars.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Crafers driving holiday planner.

Dresden, Germany to Crafers is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dresden to Crafers. Traveling from Dresden in December, things will get warmer in Crafers: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Crafers

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden ©
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall, and take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary builder website .

Adelaide is just a stone's throw from Crafers. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool travel route planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Warrnambool by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Warrnambool Art Gallery ©
Warrnambool Art Gallery

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 8th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Gorge Chocolates and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Princetown fast, fun, and easy.

Princetown is very close to Port Campbell. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gorge Chocolates ©
Gorge Chocolates

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 9th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Apollo Bay trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

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Getting from Apollo Bay to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Werribee.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzroy (in. cube8r Gallery & Collingwood Children's Farm), Stud Park Shopping Centre (in Rowville) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Victoria State Rose Garden, look for gifts at Vintage Garage, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Werribee day trip planning site .

You can drive from Torquay to Werribee in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Werribee sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzroy, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Stud Park Shopping Centre, St. Kilda Beach, Vintage Garage
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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