20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h
1
Lorne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kingston SE
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
6
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

4
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Erskine Falls has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as 13th Beach and Barwon Park. Get in touch with nature at Won Wondah & Henderson Falls and Sheoak Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lorne: The Mill Markets (in Geelong) and Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre (in Waurn Ponds).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lorne holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Anglesea to Lorne takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Mill Markets, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Barwon Park, 13th Beach
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Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park
13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

5
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walk 91 - Day Tour, Great Otway National Park and The Redwoods. Get outdoors at Kennet River Koala Walk and Carisbrook Waterfall. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bay of Apostles and High on Heels. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek, stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kennett River, Great Otway National Park, The Redwoods
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles as well as Gibsons Steps. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then learn about winemaking at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell day trip planner.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Engelbrecht Cave, The Blue Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Engelbrecht Cave ©
Engelbrecht Cave
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

1
night
Kingston SE

Kingston SE ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Wangolina and then learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kingston SE online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Kingston SE takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Kingston SE

Wineries

Side Trip

Robe
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Wangolina ©
Wangolina
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Popular historic sites such as Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and George's 40,000 Castle Lights are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Bay of Shoals Winery and The Islander Estate Vineyards. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, kick back and relax at Island Beach, view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kingston SE to Kangaroo Island with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara

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