20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
3
Adelaide
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Port Fairy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Yarra Glen
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Golden Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Eden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— Few hours
car:  3​h 30​min
12
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
13
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Sydney

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.
Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mallfor some retail therapy. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Fernfield Wines (in Eden Valley) and Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Adelaide. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Lincoln National Park. When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Boston Bay Wines, take an in-depth tour of Koppio Smithy Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

few
hours
Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Fairy route planning site .

Getting from Adelaide to Port Fairy by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Outdoors Nature
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few
hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell holiday planning app .

Drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Bay of Apostles.

Discover how to plan a Apollo Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Shopping
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Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

few
hours
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, then examine the collection at TarraWarra Museum of Art, and then admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yarra Glen visit planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Yarra Glen by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yarra Glen, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Nature Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Healesville
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
TarraWarra Museum of Art ©
TarraWarra Museum of Art

1
night
Golden Beach

Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach is a small settlement situated on the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland Victoria. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Lake Reeve Lookout and then delve into the distant past at Trinculo Shipwreck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Golden Beach day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yarra Glen to Golden Beach takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yarra Glen in January, you will find days in Golden Beach are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Golden Beach

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Trinculo Shipwreck ©
Trinculo Shipwreck
Lake Reeve Lookout ©
Lake Reeve Lookout

2
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Eden day trip site .

Getting from Golden Beach to Eden by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January in Eden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Merimbula, Pambula Beach
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

few
hours
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
To find photos and tourist information, read Canberra itinerary planner .

You can drive from Eden to Canberra in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Eden in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Canberra, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, then kick back and relax at Moona Moona Creek, and then kick back and relax at Hyams Beach.

Make your Jervis Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Canberra to Jervis Bay by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Jervis Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, Point Perpendicular Lightstation
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market ©
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, then examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Torquay in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Torquay, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong, Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, Lorne Beach, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Fort Queenscliff Museum
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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