50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 22 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + shuttle + train:  10​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Johanna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Werribee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

22
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Organ Pipes National Park (in Keilor) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 13th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Kinglake National Park, St. Kilda Beach, Y Water Discovery Centre, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 28:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and then get great views at Lincoln's Rock. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katoomba itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 5°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Warrnambool takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell National Park, Griffiths Island, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Cape Otway Lightstation, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

2
nights
Johanna

Johanna ©
Johanna is a small town on the coast of Victoria, Australia located west of Cape Otway in the Colac Otway Shire. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johanna travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Johanna takes an hour. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johanna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wreck Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay road trip website .

You can drive from Johanna to Torquay in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Geelong Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

2
nights
Werribee

Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Point Nepean National Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rye Beach and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Werribee tour planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Werribee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Werribee sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rye Beach, Swim with Dolphins, Safety Beach, Point Nepean National Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Grampians National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Venus Baths Loop, meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, and then hike along The Pinnacle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Halls Gap online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Werribee to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

3
nights
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 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Halls Gap to Kangaroo Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Clifford's Honey Farm ©
Clifford's Honey Farm

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 21st (Fri), hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

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