18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h
1
Geelong
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Queenscliff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Lavers Hill
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Camperdown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Hamilton
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Horsham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Birchip
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Rupanyup
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Stawell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Ararat
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Beaufort
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
16
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Maldon
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
18
Castlemaine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
19
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Shepparton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Seymour
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
22
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
23
Mount Dandenong
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne

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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. To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geelong trip planner.

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Queenscliff on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenscliff trip planning tool .

Queenscliff is very close to Geelong. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Torquay on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Queenscliff

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

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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 ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Queenscliff to Torquay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay vacation planner.

Getting from Torquay to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Lavers Hill.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

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Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill
Lavers Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 48km inland from Port Campbell and 48km from Apollo Bay. To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lavers Hill trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill in an hour. You'll set off for Camperdown on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Lavers Hill

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

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Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Camperdown trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lavers Hill to Camperdown takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Camperdown ©
Courthouse Camperdown

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Camperdown to Warrnambool in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Start your trip to Portland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Portland Botanical Gardens ©
Portland Botanical Gardens

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Hamilton

Hamilton
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton travel route planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Hamilton. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toHorsham.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Horsham online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton to Horsham with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Birchip.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Arapiles
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Horsham Botanical Gardens ©
Horsham Botanical Gardens
Mount Arapiles ©
Mount Arapiles
Sawyer Park ©
Sawyer Park

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Birchip

Birchip ©
Birchip is a town in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia on the Sunraysia Highway north of Donald. For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Birchip online attractions planner .

Getting from Horsham to Birchip by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rupanyup.

Things to do in Birchip

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Birchip's Mallee Bull ©
Birchip's Mallee Bull

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Rupanyup

Rupanyup ©
Rupanyup is a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rupanyup route maker site .

You can drive from Birchip to Rupanyup in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Stawell.

Things to do in Rupanyup

Museums

Side Trip

Murtoa Stick Shed
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Murtoa Stick Shed ©
Murtoa Stick Shed
Rupanyup Silo Art ©
Rupanyup Silo Art

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Stawell

Stawell
Stawell, is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria 237km west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stawell tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rupanyup to Stawell. You will leave for Ararat on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Stawell

Parks Wineries Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

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Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at J Ward Museum Complex.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ararat trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stawell to Ararat. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Beaufort.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex

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Beaufort

Beaufort
Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia. To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaufort holiday builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ararat to Beaufort. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toBallarat.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Ballarat takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Maldon.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Old General Cemetary ©
Ballarat Old General Cemetary
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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Maldon

Maldon ©
Maldon is a town in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Mount Alexander local government area. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Cascade Print Room and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then look for gifts at The Maldon Lolly Shop, then go deep underground at Carman's Tunnel, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tarrengower Lookout.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maldon trip tool .

Drive from Ballarat to Maldon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castlemaine.

Things to do in Maldon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Carman's Tunnel ©
Carman's Tunnel
Mount Tarrengower Lookout ©
Mount Tarrengower Lookout
Cascade Print Room and Art Gallery ©

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Castlemaine

Castlemaine ©
Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Maldon Dredge and Dragline.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Castlemaine trip maker site .

Castlemaine is just a short distance from Maldon. April in Castlemaine sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Bendigo on the 8th (Mon).
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Maldon Dredge and Dragline ©
Maldon Dredge and Dragline

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church and then admire the striking features of Yi Yuan Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castlemaine to Bendigo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Confectionery Capers
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Fortuna Villa ©
Fortuna Villa
Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers

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Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. You can plan Shepparton trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Shepparton takes 1.5 hours. May in Shepparton sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Seymour.

Things to do in Shepparton

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Belstack Strawberry Farm
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm

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Seymour

Seymour
Seymour is a historic railway township in Mitchell Shire in the state of Victoria, Australia and is located 104km north of Melbourne. To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seymour trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shepparton to Seymour. In April in Seymour, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toHealesville.

Things to do in Seymour

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

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Healesville

Healesville
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Healesville trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seymour to Healesville. Traveling from Seymour in April, plan for little chillier nights in Healesville, with lows around 8°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off toMount Dandenong.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

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Mount Dandenong

Mount Dandenong ©
Mount Dandenong is both a mountain and a small township/suburb of Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35km east from Melbourne's central business district. Explore hidden gems such as William Ricketts Sanctuary and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Step out of Mount Dandenong to go to Cranbourne and see Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park and take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Dandenong trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Healesville to Mount Dandenong. In April in Mount Dandenong, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Dandenong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, National Rhododendron Gardens, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©

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