23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Werribee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Healesville
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Summerlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Belgrave
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Bacchus Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne

2
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 Queen Victoria Market. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Queen Victoria Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Torquay trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Torquay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Tours
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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planning website .

Drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You've now added Kryal Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kryal Castle and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Daylesford.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat trip maker tool .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Werribee.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Daylesford
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle

2
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Scienceworks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Werribee trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Werribee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Werribee are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Werribee

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Scienceworks
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Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

7
nights
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Healesville is known for nature, breweries & distilleries, museums, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines, walk around Maroondah Reservoir Park, and look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Healesville trip tool .

Drive from Werribee to Healesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Summerlands on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Healesville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Punt Road Wines, Seville Estate, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Fernshaw Picnic ground ©
Fernshaw Picnic ground
Maroondah Reservoir Park ©
Maroondah Reservoir Park

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nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
You've now added Penguin Parade to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Flinders Blowhole, then kick back and relax at Flynns Beach, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Swan Lake Trail, get outside with The Nobbies, and then take some stellar pictures from West Head Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Summerlands trip planning website .

You can drive from Healesville to Summerlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Belgrave.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Flinders, The Nobbies
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

3
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Puffing Billy Railway has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park and Gumbuya World make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Belgrave with a short trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale, about 42 minutes away.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrave driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Summerlands to Belgrave takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Summerlands in December, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Belgrave. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Olinda, Gumbuya World, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Gumbuya World ©
Gumbuya World
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park

2
nights
Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh ©
Bacchus Marsh is a rural centre and regional locality in Victoria, Australia located approximately 57km north west of the state capital Melbourne and 15km west of Melton at a near equidistance to the major cities of Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Werribee Gorge State Park, then admire the natural beauty at The Garden of St Erth, and then do a tasting at Gisborne Peak Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacchus Marsh holiday website .

You can drive from Belgrave to Bacchus Marsh in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bacchus Marsh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bacchus Marsh

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Werribee Gorge State Park, The Garden of St Erth, Gisborne Peak Winery
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Werribee Gorge State Park ©
Werribee Gorge State Park
The Garden of St Erth ©
The Garden of St Erth

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