22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nelson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Shop till you drop at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre. Relax by the water at Brighton Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Manila in April, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, St. Kilda Beach, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

2
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 29th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Addis Marine National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Torquay tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Point Addis Marine National Park, Lorne Beach
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls and then take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Otway National Park
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Apostle Whey Cheese, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the galleries of Whale Bone Studio Arts, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Eccles National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip planner .

Drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Eccles National Park
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Mount Eccles National Park
Mount Eccles National Park
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

1
night
Nelson

Nelson
Nelson is a small fishing town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Estuary Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nelson trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Port Fairy to Nelson in 1.5 hours. In May in Nelson, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & The Three Sisters) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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