18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wagga Wagga
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Orbost
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yarram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Hay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Wagga Wagga

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Merimbula travel planning tool .

Wagga Wagga to Merimbula is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Wagga Wagga in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Merimbula: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Orbost.

Things to do in Merimbula

Beaches Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
Orbost

Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Conran Nature Trail and Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals. Get in touch with nature at Snowy River Marlo and Salmon Rocks. Take a break from Orbost with a short trip to Point Hicks Lighthouse in Cann River, about 1h 30 min away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orbost trip maker app .

You can drive from Merimbula to Orbost in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yarram.

Things to do in Orbost

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Conran, Snowy River Marlo, Dove and Lyre, Point Hicks Lighthouse
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Salmon Rocks ©
Salmon Rocks
Point Hicks Lighthouse ©
Point Hicks Lighthouse
Dove and Lyre ©
Dove and Lyre

1
night
Yarram

Yarram
Yarram is in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Wellington, located in the southeast of Gippsland. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yarram trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Orbost to Yarram in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Yarram can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Yarram

Parks Nature Outdoors
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2
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. On the 6th (Sun), meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital and then examine the collection at Scienceworks.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St Kilda travel route app .

Drive from Yarram to St Kilda in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in St Kilda

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Scienceworks
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Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital ©
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
Jewish Holocaust Centre ©
Jewish Holocaust Centre

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night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St Kilda to Apollo Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

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night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 9th (Wed), learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum and then take a stroll around Main Corner Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jill's Vintage, contemplate the long history of Sharam Cottage, steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, then learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Mount Gambier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. October in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penola, Parker Coonawarra Estate
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Main Corner Complex ©
Main Corner Complex
Sharam Cottage ©
Sharam Cottage
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum ©
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take a stroll through North Terrace, and then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide vacation builder site .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in October, Adelaide is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whites Minerals and Mining Museum and Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Day Dream Mine and Mutawintji National Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and view the masterpieces at Cowz Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Broken Hill itinerary planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Broken Hill in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Broken Hill is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Silverton
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Whites Minerals and Mining Museum ©
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum
Mutawintji National Park ©
Mutawintji National Park

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night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Psyche Bend Pumping Station, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art Vault, and then get engrossed in the history at Wentworth Pioneer Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mildura online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Mildura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Broken Hill in October since evenings lows in Mildura dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hay.

Things to do in Mildura

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Psyche Bend Pumping Station, Wentworth Pioneer Museum
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Wentworth Pioneer Museum ©
Wentworth Pioneer Museum
Psyche Bend Pumping Station ©
Psyche Bend Pumping Station
The Art Vault ©
The Art Vault

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Hay

Hay ©
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shear Outback and then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Hay War Memorial High School Museum and then trek along Bidgee Riverside Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hay travel route planning app .

Drive from Mildura to Hay in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hay

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Shear Outback ©
Shear Outback

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