18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Hahndorf
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durham

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Shingleback, Primo Estate, & more). Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip app .

Durham, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Durham to Adelaide, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Adelaide to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
night
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. On the 16th (Thu), explore and take pictures at The Cedars, get great views at Mount Lofty Summit, and then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hahndorf day trip site .

Hahndorf is just a short distance from Adelaide. In May in Hahndorf, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Mount Lofty Summit ©
Mount Lofty Summit

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hahndorf to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hahndorf in May, plan for little chillier days in Mount Gambier, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Port Campbell on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Tours
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1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Port Campbell online trip builder .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lorne journey planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Lorne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lorne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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