36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Cowes
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Wisemans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Katoomba
— 3 nights
+4
train + Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h 45​min
10
Coldstream
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Healesville
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
12
Kiama
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Fri), get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool day trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Warrnambool by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and then admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, cruise along Great Ocean Road, then look for gifts at High on Heels, and finally trek along Great Ocean Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and finally admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary app .

Getting from Princetown to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sheoak Falls, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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 12th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens and then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Torquay online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Torquay, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geelong, Erskine Falls
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

6
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Torquay to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Torquay in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Tyde, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Cowes takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Cowes hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Churchill Island, State Coal Mine
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

1
night
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
On the 23rd (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Tobruk Sheep Station, admire all the interesting features of Watkins Orchard, and then get great views at Hawkins Lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cowes to Wisemans Ferry. When traveling from Cowes in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wisemans Ferry: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Outdoors

Side Trip

Tobruk Sheep Station
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tobruk Sheep Station ©
Tobruk Sheep Station
Hawkins Lookout ©
Hawkins Lookout
Watkins Orchard ©
Watkins Orchard

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hike along The Giant Stairway, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally Head underground at Jenolan Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Govetts Leap, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Wisemans Ferry to Katoomba in 2 hours. In September in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, The Nook
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

2
nights
Coldstream

Coldstream ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Seville Estate. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Trees Adventure, do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Yering Station.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coldstream travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Katoomba to Coldstream takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, things will get slightly colder in Coldstream: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Healesville.

Things to do in Coldstream

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Seville Estate, William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhododendron Gardens, Yering Station, Trees Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Seville Estate ©
Seville Estate
Domaine Chandon Winery ©
Domaine Chandon Winery

3
nights
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, and then hit the slopes at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Mount Baw Baw.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Healesville holiday planner .

Healesville is just a short distance from Coldstream. In September, daytime highs in Healesville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mount Baw Baw, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort ©
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Mount Baw Baw ©
Mount Baw Baw

3
nights
Kiama

Kiama ©
Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Bendooley Estate Book Barn and then do a tasting at The Grape Escape. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fitzroy Falls.

Discover how to plan a Kiama trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Healesville to Kiama takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kiama when traveling from Healesville in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kiama

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, The Grape Escape, Bendooley Estate Book Barn, The Treat Factory, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Bendooley Estate Book Barn ©
Bendooley Estate Book Barn
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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