29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Belfast

5
nights
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 23rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Traveling from Belfast in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of You Yangs Regional Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Erskine Falls, You Yangs Regional Park
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
You Yangs Regional Park ©
You Yangs Regional Park

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and then hike along Great Ocean Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay online holiday planner .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell trip maker .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy road trip site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards, Kalleske Wines, & more) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Adelaide takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Barossa Valley, Nuriootpa, Tanunda
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

7
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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