29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Echuca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added Escape Discovery Adventures to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. We've also included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads), St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong) and Ballarat (Kryal Castle & Sovereign Hill). Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Martha Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong, Yea, Sorrento, 13th Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 5:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures

2
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Pink Cliffs, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ida Lookout, and then steep yourself in history at Fortuna Villa. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Henry of Harcourt, contemplate the long history of Carman's Tunnel, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tarrengower Lookout, and finally learn about winemaking at Bress Winery.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bendigo trip app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Bendigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Heathcote, Harcourt, Maldon
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Fortuna Villa ©
Fortuna Villa
Henry of Harcourt ©
Henry of Harcourt
Mount Tarrengower Lookout ©
Mount Tarrengower Lookout

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Warrnambool online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bendigo to Warrnambool by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, Childer's Cove, Basalt Wines
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, then get outside with The Arch, and then admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge. On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell journey planner .

Take a bus from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Simpson Desert, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay holiday builder tool .

Drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toLorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hopetoun Falls, Great Otway National Park, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. You've now added Sea All Dolphin Swims to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Sea All Dolphin Swims, kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Barwon Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Point Impossible Surf Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip builder app .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Lorne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Torquay, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Barwon Park, Sea All Dolphin Swims
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Point Impossible Surf Beach ©
Point Impossible Surf Beach

3
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Five Mile Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gunbower National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Echuca travel site .

You can drive from Lorne to Echuca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Five Mile Picnic Area, Gunbower National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Gunbower National Park ©
Gunbower National Park
Billabong Ranch ©
Billabong Ranch

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