28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bermagui
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Narooma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Broulee
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Batemans Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Jenolan Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Bathurst
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Griffith
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Echuca
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Bendigo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Lorne
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
19
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
20
Geelong
— Few hours
train:  1​h
21
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
22
Beechworth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
23
Khancoban
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
24
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mary Mackillop Place, then identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and then stroll through Bronte Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Canberra on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mary Mackillop Place, North Head Sanctuary, Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Garroorigang Historic Home. Take a break from the city and head to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore), Kingsdale Wines (in Goulburn) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, don't miss a visit to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and do a tasting at Capital Wines.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Canberra using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Canberra reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Goulburn, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Lanyon Drive Cemetery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage

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Thredbo Village

Thredbo Village ©
On the 28th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Snow Gums Boardwalk and then fly down the slopes at Snowy Mountains.

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

You can drive from Canberra to Thredbo Village in 3 hours. When traveling from Canberra in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thredbo Village: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bermagui.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Snowy Mountains, Snow Gums Boardwalk
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Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains

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Bermagui

Bermagui
Bermagui is a small and vibrant coastal town that offers boutique services and attractions, many unique to this area.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bermagui trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thredbo Village to Bermagui by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Thredbo Village in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bermagui, with lows of 11°C. You will leave for Narooma on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Bermagui

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Narooma

Narooma
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Narooma trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bermagui to Narooma in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Narooma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toBroulee.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Broulee

Broulee ©
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Broulee trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Narooma to Broulee in an hour. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Broulee

Outdoors
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Total Eco Adventures ©
Total Eco Adventures

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Batemans Bay is just a stone's throw from Broulee. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Malua Bay Beach
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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wollongong road trip app .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Wollongong in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Wollongong

Shopping Museums
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Wollongong Art Gallery ©
Wollongong Art Gallery

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
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You can drive from Wollongong to Jenolan Caves in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October in Jenolan Caves, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Nature Parks
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 31st (Thu), examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, view the masterpieces at Gallery One88, then don't miss a visit to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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Bathurst

Bathurst
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bathurst trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Bathurst takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, Bathurst is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off toGriffith.

Things to do in Bathurst

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Griffith

Griffith ©
Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): do a tasting at Calabria Family Wines, brush up on your military savvy at Griffith War Memorial Museum INC, do a tasting at McWilliam's Hanwood Estate, then do a tasting at Berton Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at De Bortoli Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cocoparra National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Griffith trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Griffith takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Griffith

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

McWilliam's Hanwood Estate, De Bortoli Winery
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Cocoparra National Park ©
Cocoparra National Park
Griffith War Memorial Museum INC ©
Griffith War Memorial Museum INC
Berton Vineyards ©
Berton Vineyards

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Echuca

Echuca
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria, then stop by Glenda's Candle Scents, and then take a peaceful walk through Five Mile Picnic Area.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Echuca attractions planner.

Getting from Griffith to Echuca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Five Mile Picnic Area, GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria
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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.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Echuca to Bendigo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites
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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of St Patrick's Cathedral, explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, contemplate the waterfront views at St George's Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ballarat itinerary planner .

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Ballarat sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Creswick, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
St Augustine's Church ©
St Augustine's Church
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides ©
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then get outside with The Arch.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell holiday planning website .

Drive from Ballarat to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Arch ©
The Arch

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Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Port Campbell to Cape Otway by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Aire Falls, Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Little Aire Falls ©
Little Aire Falls

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip planning app .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Lorne in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lorne are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

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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 9th (Sat): explore by horseback at Spring Creek Horse Rides, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anglesea Bike Park, then kick back and relax at Point Roadknight, and finally take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Torquay road trip planner.

Drive from Lorne to Torquay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Anglesea, Bird Rock Lookout, Spring Creek Horse Rides
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Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Point Roadknight ©
Point Roadknight
Spring Creek Horse Rides ©
Spring Creek Horse Rides

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Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geelong trip planner.

Geelong is very close to Torquay. In November, daytime highs in Geelong are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Geelong Gaol ©
Old Geelong Gaol
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines, then learn about winemaking at Corniola Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Yileena Park. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Elwood Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Jodee Creations, and finally see the interesting displays at TarraWarra Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route planning app .

Getting from Geelong to Melbourne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beechworth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punt Road Wines, Jodee Creations, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Elwood Beach
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Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Corniola Wines ©
Corniola Wines

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Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Beechworth Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Beechworth Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of Yackandandah Museum, and finally go for a walk through Beechworth Historical Precinct.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Beechworth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Beechworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beechworth: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khancoban.

Things to do in Beechworth

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Yackandandah Museum
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Beechworth Historical Precinct ©
Beechworth Historical Precinct
Billson’s Brewery ©
Billson’s Brewery
Indigo Vineyard ©
Indigo Vineyard

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Khancoban

Khancoban ©
Khancoban is a small town in Snowy Valleys Council, New South Wales, Australia. Start your trip to Khancoban by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Beechworth to Khancoban in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Khancoban

Nature Parks
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Khancoban Pondage ©
Khancoban Pondage

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Canberra

Canberra
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Canberra Baptist Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, and finally hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Khancoban to Canberra in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery

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