18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Noumea, Grand Terre
Fly:  3​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mornington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Sorrento
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
6
Lorne
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Apollo Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Noumea, Grand Terre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Queen Victoria Market and State Library of Victoria. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Caledonia Time (NCT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade as well as Wildlife Coast Cruises. On the 9th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cowes vacation website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In October, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mornington.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Summerlands
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Mornington

Mornington ©
Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57km south of Melbourne's central business district. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Pillars at Mount Martha, Main Street Mornington and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankston Beach, then make a trip to Main Street Mornington, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Pillars at Mount Martha.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mornington online journey planner .

Drive from Cowes to Mornington in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Mornington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankston Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach

few
hours
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Peninsula Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary.

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Drive from Mornington to Sorrento in an hour. October in Sorrento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Sorrento

Spas

Side Trip

Peninsula Hot Springs
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Peninsula Hot Springs ©
Peninsula Hot Springs

few
hours
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.
You've now added Australian National Surfing Museum to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Torquay visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Beaches Museums Outdoors
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Australian National Surfing Museum ©

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Erskine Falls has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lorne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Lorne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

few
hours
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Nature Outdoors
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

1
night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Otway planning tool .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway takes an hour. You will leave for Port Campbell on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Outdoors Nature
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few
hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell attractions site .

Drive from Cape Otway to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Fairy day trip site .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silverband Falls as well as Brambuk The National Park & Cultural Centre. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Brambuk The National Park & Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Silverband Falls, then hike along The Pinnacle, and finally hike along Venus Baths Loop.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Silverband Falls ©
Silverband Falls

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You've now added Sovereign Hill to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill and then admire the landmark architecture of Ballarat Railway Station.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip builder website .

Drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Railway Station ©
Ballarat Railway Station

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol and then see the interesting displays at Federation Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner .

Take a train from Ballarat to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Sydney on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australian Museum as well as Sydney Fish Market. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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