60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 22 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chewton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Lorne
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
8
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Geelong
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Falls Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Lithgow
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
13
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Panorama Garden Estate and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Portsea (Point Nepean National Park & Scuba & Snorkeling), State Coal Mine (in Wonthaggi) and National Rhododendron Gardens (in Olinda). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chewton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Lilydale, Werribee, Portsea, Warburton, Noojee Trestle Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 17:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Chewton

Chewton ©
Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Malmsbury Botanic Gardens and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chewton online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Melbourne to Chewton in 1.5 hours. In October in Chewton, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Chewton

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Forest, Malmsbury Botanic Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Malmsbury Botanic Gardens ©
Malmsbury Botanic Gardens
Oak Forest ©
Oak Forest

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as The Pinnacle and Grampians Peaks Trail. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Boroka Lookout, do a tasting at The Gap Vineyard, admire the sheer force of Burrong Falls, and head outdoors with Venture.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Halls Gap sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Chewton to Halls Gap in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout
Fish Falls ©
Fish Falls

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool online day trip planner .

Drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Campbell National Park and The Twelve Apostles. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Melba Gully National Park in Lavers Hill, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and head outdoors with The Arch.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell travel route planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Melba Gully National Park
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Great Ocean Walk and then explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, and then admire the sheer force of Hopetoun Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Lorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Lorne Beach and Tarndie. Change things up with a short trip to Beeac Windmill Park in Beeac (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, don't miss a visit to The Lorne Pier, examine the collection at Great Ocean Road Story, and take in the views from Lorne Swing Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lorne online route maker .

You can take a bus from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarndie, Kennet River, Beeac Windmill Park
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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 4th (Mon): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, then take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, and then grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Torquay vacation planner.

Getting from Lorne to Torquay by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Geelong.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Anglesea Bike Park, Spring Creek Horse Rides
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Spring Creek Horse Rides ©
Spring Creek Horse Rides

4
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Geelong Adventure Specialists and Balyang Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Old Geelong Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Steampacket Gardens, and get in on the family fun at The Carousel.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geelong trip planner .

Geelong is just a short distance from Torquay. In November, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

You Yangs Regional Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Carousel ©
The Carousel

3
nights
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Explore hidden gems such as Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Mount Beauty Bike Tracks. Change things up with these side-trips from Falls Creek: Cherry Walk Nature Trail (in Bright), Mt Buffalo Olives (in Porepunkah) and Tawonga South (Mount Bogong Lookout & Sullivans Lookout).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Falls Creek travel planning app .

You can drive from Geelong to Falls Creek in 5.5 hours. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lithgow.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tawonga South, Mount Beauty Bike Tracks, Cherry Walk Nature Trail, Mt Buffalo Olives
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Mount Bogong Lookout ©
Mount Bogong Lookout
Sullivans Lookout ©
Sullivans Lookout

3
nights
Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): join the crowd at Mount Panorama and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mayfield Garden. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Wallace, contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave, then steep yourself in history at Old Wallerawang Station, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lithgow trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Falls Creek to Lithgow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Panorama, Jenolan Caves, Mayfield Garden
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Step off the beaten path and head to Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellbird Hill Lookout (in Kurrajong Heights), Mt Wilson (Yengo Sculpture Gardens & Cathedral of Ferns Walk) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, make a trip to Day FIne Art, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and take in the pleasant sights at Cliff Top Walking Track.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Blackheath online itinerary planner .

Blackheath is very close to Lithgow. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Mt Wilson, Mount Vic and Me, Lockleys Pylon Walking Track
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens ©
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park, take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, and wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool .

Katoomba is very close to Blackheath. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Lincoln's Rock, Gordon Falls Lookout, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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