36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Goulburn
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lakes Entrance
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Geelong
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Gawler
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Chatswood
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Change things up with these side-trips from Goulburn: Oberon (Coopers Antiques & The Oberon Common), Mittagong (The Grape Escape & Perennial Hill Gardens) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Yerranderie, learn about winemaking at Kingsdale Wines, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Goulburn online itinerary builder .

Sydney to Goulburn is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Goulburn dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Goulburn

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Oberon, Mittagong, Jenolan Caves
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Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Nattai National Park ©
Nattai National Park

6
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lakes Entrance: Salmon Rocks (in Cape Conran), Bairnsdale (Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, St Mary's Catholic Church, & more) and Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (in Traralgon). There's still lots to do: stroll around Lakes Entrance Apex Park, don't miss a visit to Mitchell River Silt Jetties, take some stellar pictures from Jemmys Point Lookout, and take in the views from Stony Creek Trestle Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lakes Entrance attractions app .

You can drive from Goulburn to Lakes Entrance in 6 hours. In October, Lakes Entrance is a bit cooler than Goulburn - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Tambo Winery, Mitchell River Silt Jetties, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:
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Snowy River National Park ©
Snowy River National Park
Mitchell River Silt Jetties ©
Mitchell River Silt Jetties
Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk

5
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Sovereign Hill), St Augustine's Church (in Creswick) and Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, sample the fine beverages at Bellarine Distillery, head off the coast to Churchill Island, and get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geelong online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Geelong takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gawler.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werribee, Torquay, Ballarat, Bellarine Distillery, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

5
nights
Gawler

Gawler ©
Gawler is the first country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia, and is named after the second Governor (British Vice-Regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. Change things up with these side-trips from Gawler: Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards), Nuriootpa (Wine Tours & Tastings, First Drop Wines, & more) and Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Langmeil Winery, admire the engineering at Lock 1, and take an in-depth tour of Kapunda Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gawler trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geelong to Gawler. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geelong in October: highs in Gawler hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gawler

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tanunda, Seppeltsfield, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Marananga
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

8
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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gawler to Sydney. Traveling from Gawler in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chatswood.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Chatswood

Chatswood ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chatswood: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath) and Leura (Gordon Falls Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, & more). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chatswood trip planner .

Chatswood is very close to Sydney. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Chatswood

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 6:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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