52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 15​min
10
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
11
Talbot Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  28​h
12
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
13
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
14
Tomakin
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
15
Mutarnee
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 9th (Mon), get some jogging in at Foreshore Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and finally admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Warrnambool is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Childer's Cove, Basalt Wines
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Childer's Cove ©
Childer's Cove

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 11th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Triplet Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, and then explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then get outside with The Arch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Princetown tour itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Beech Forest
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay route website .

Drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Otway National Park, The Redwoods
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club

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 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lorne Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Serendip Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, 13th Beach, Serendip Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Serendip Sanctuary ©
Serendip Sanctuary

14
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Rye Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Lake Mountain Alpine Resort (in Marysville) and Coldstream (Badger's Brook Winery, Maddens Rise, & more). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Y Water Discovery Centre, and do a tasting at Sedona Estate.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coldstream, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Yea, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 31:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island vacation planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Whitsunday Island hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You've now added Wineglass Bay Lookout to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then explore the activities along Sleepy Bay, and then admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): do a tasting at Milton Vineyard, contemplate the long history of Spiky Bridge, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Whitsunday Island to Coles Bay in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Cranbrook, Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flinders Chase National Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. On the 9th (Thu), 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 Aug 6 — 9:
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palace Backpackers Memorial, Burrum Heads Beach, Mary Ann Steam Locomotive
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort ©

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burleigh Heads Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
nights
Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay ©
You've now added Horizontal Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Horizontal Falls.

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

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Talbot Bay with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Talbot Bay. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Talbot Bay

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Port Campbell National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On your second day here, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then make a trip to The Grotto, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Talbot Bay to Port Campbell with the Route module. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Mt Leura lookout
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

2
nights
Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Peaceful Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Peaceful Bay ©
Peaceful Bay
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

1
night
Tomakin

Tomakin ©
Tomakin Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomakin Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, and then take an in-depth tour of Moruya Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tomakin day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Albany to Tomakin with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tomakin

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hidden Treasures Mogo, Moruya Museum, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, Broulee Island Walk
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Broulee Island Walk ©
Broulee Island Walk
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Moruya Museum ©
Moruya Museum

2
nights
Mutarnee

Mutarnee ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paluma Range National Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Paluma Range National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mutarnee day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tomakin to Mutarnee. In August in Mutarnee, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mutarnee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Paluma State Forest
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
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Paluma Range National Park ©
Paluma Range National Park

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