23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ararat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Torquay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Hamburg

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and North Terrace. Take a break from the city and head to Riesling Trail and Aldinga Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Kilikanoon Winery (in Penwortham), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and St Aloysius Church (in Sevenhill). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, stroll through Henley Beach, and trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online driving holiday planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Clare, Tanunda, Gorge Wildlife Park, Kilikanoon Winery
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Escape the urban bustle at Lower Glenelg National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. Popular historic sites such as Cape Nelson lighthouse and Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 23°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lower Glenelg National Park
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennet River Koala Walk and The Redwoods. Get in touch with nature at Great Otway National Park and Hopetoun Falls. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Karmic Goat Soapworks.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay online itinerary planner .

Getting from Portland to Apollo Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ararat.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Kennet River Koala Walk, Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

3
nights
Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Take a break from the city and head to Chatauqua Peak and Venture. Do some cultural sightseeing at Montara Winery and Ararat Regional Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ararat: Halls Gap (Steve Morvell Wildlife Art, Grampians Peaks Trail, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Grampians Estate, Great Western Wine Centre, look for gifts at The Pickers Market Stawell, and make a trip to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ararat online trip maker .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Ararat in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ararat

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Halls Gap, Stawell, Grampians Estate, Great Western Wine Centre
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Clematis Falls ©
Clematis Falls
Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Fairy road trip website .

Traveling by car from Ararat to Port Fairy takes 2 hours. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, view the masterpieces at Qdos Arts Gallery, and then hike along Cora Lynn Cascades Walk.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Lorne day trip site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Lorne takes 2.5 hours. October in Lorne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Qdos Arts Gallery ©
Qdos Arts Gallery
Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Torquay day trip planner .

You can drive from Lorne to Torquay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anglican Church, Barwon Heads
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