13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bargo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Narooma
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Moe
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sorrento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Horsham
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Bendigo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
15
Bargo
— 1 night
End: Bargo

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nights
Narooma

Narooma ©
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, enjoy the sand and surf at Bar Beach, then stop by Reva at Tilba, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Camel Rock. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomakin Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock, and then make a trip to Glasshouse Rocks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Narooma journey builder tool .

Bargo to Narooma is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from Bargo in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Narooma, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Narooma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, Camel Rock, Tomakin Beach, Reva at Tilba
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Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Bar Beach ©
Bar Beach

1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
On the 3rd (Tue), head off the coast to The Lakes National Park, then look for gifts at Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors, and then examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bairnsdale tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Narooma to Bairnsdale in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moe.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Lakes National Park
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors ©
Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors

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hours
Moe

Moe ©
Moe is a town in Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moe online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Moe takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Moe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Moe

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Town & Country Gallery
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Town & Country Gallery ©
Town & Country Gallery

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hours
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Take the guesswork out of planning a Sorrento vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Moe to Sorrento in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, The Rip
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Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

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, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Torquay by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Apollo Bay on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, admire all the interesting features of Karmic Goat Soapworks, then take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout Point.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cape Patton Lookout Point
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Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club
Cape Patton Lookout Point ©
Cape Patton Lookout Point
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

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night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, then explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, and finally do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery.

Plan my day in Port Campbell using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Razorback ©
The Razorback

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

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hours
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland trip maker tool .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites
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Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse ©
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip itinerary site .

Getting from Portland to Mount Gambier by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Museums
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Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum ©
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum

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Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the views from Anzac Centenary Bridge and then tee off at Horsham Golf Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Horsham travel route planner.

Drive from Mount Gambier to Horsham in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Horsham

Golf Outdoors
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Horsham Golf Club ©
Horsham Golf Club
Anzac Centenary Bridge ©
Anzac Centenary Bridge

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Arch of Victory.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat travel route planner.

You can drive from Horsham to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ballarat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Augustine's Church
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St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
St Augustine's Church ©
St Augustine's Church

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), then brush up on your military savvy at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Fortuna Villa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bendigo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortuna Villa ©
Fortuna Villa

1
night
Shepparton

Shepparton
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shepparton itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Shepparton takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Shepparton can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll set off for Bargo on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Shepparton

Parks Nature Museums
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night
Bargo

Bargo ©
Bargo is a small town of the Macarthur Region, New South Wales, Australia in the Wollondilly Shire. On the 12th (Thu), admire the engineering at Nepean Dam and then admire the engineering at Avon Dam.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bargo tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Shepparton to Bargo by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Shepparton in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bargo: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bargo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mermaids Pool, NSW Rail Museum
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Dingo Sanctuary ©
Dingo Sanctuary
NSW Rail Museum ©
NSW Rail Museum
Nepean Dam ©
Nepean Dam

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