37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 28 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

28
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Melbourne Zoo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Newhaven (National Vietnam Veterans Museum & Churchill Island Marine National Park), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Cowes (Cowes Beach, Koala Conservation Centre, & more). Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, Newhaven, Gresswell Nature Reserve, Kalang Park
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Stokes Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island tour planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, then view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, make a trip to The Splitters Grave, and then trek along Mait's Rest.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay travel route website .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Mait's Rest, Anglesea Surf Centre, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Princetown itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Princetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorge Chocolates, Johanna Beach, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Gorge Chocolates ©
Gorge Chocolates

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