5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h
1
Lorne
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coonawarra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse, and then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lorne tour planner.

Melbourne to Lorne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Lorne

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Lorne to Port Fairy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Coonawarra

Coonawarra
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Make your Coonawarra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Coonawarra takes 2.5 hours. In December in Coonawarra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toVictor Harbor.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at South Australia Whale Centre, then head off the coast to Granite Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Victor Harbor day trip planning tool .

Getting from Coonawarra to Victor Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Coonawarra in December, Victor Harbor is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
South Australia Whale Centre ©
South Australia Whale Centre

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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