18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Anglesea
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Kennett River
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Timboon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Koala Conservation Centre, Block Arcade, Queen Victoria Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Plan my Melbourne trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Melbourne, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Anglesea.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Summerlands, Koala Conservation Centre
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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hours
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tee off at Anglesea Golf Club.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anglesea vacation planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Anglesea in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kennett River.

Things to do in Anglesea

Golf Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Anglesea Golf Club ©
Anglesea Golf Club

few
hours
Kennett River

Kennett River
Kennett River is a small seaside town in Victoria, Australia.Situated 174km west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, Kennett River is a popular tourist destination 27km from the resort town of Lorne, Victoria.HistoryThe river running through the town was named by surveyor George Smythe after the River Kennet in Berkshire, England.In 1882 Alex MacLennan was, with his cousins the MacReas, looking for an area suited to farming and fishing, and chose this site, west of the MacRea's chosen site, which he named The Kennet. On the 31st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kennett River road trip tool .

Getting from Anglesea to Kennett River by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Kennett River sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Kennett River

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes The Twelve Apostles, Bay of Islands, London Bridge, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kennett River to Apollo Bay in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Timboon.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Cape Otway Lightstation, Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk, Bay of Islands, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

few
hours
Timboon

Timboon
Timboon is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Timboon vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Timboon in 2 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Timboon

Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

few
hours
Melbourne

Melbourne
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Timboon to Melbourne in 3 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Catseye Beach, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island road trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Hamilton Island reach 72°F and lows reach 65°F. You will leave for Sydney on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Sports Club ©
Sports Club

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In August, Sydney is slightly colder than Hamilton Island - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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