8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h
1
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Daylesford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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. Start your trip to Geelong by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. December in Geelong sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Princetown on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Tours
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day
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Princetown trip planner .

Drive from Torquay to Princetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Princetown to Port Fairy by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Warrnambool on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Outdoors
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2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, revel in the low prices at Creswick Woollen Mills, and then shop like a local with Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ballarat trip tool .

Getting from Port Fairy to Ballarat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Daylesford.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Creswick Woollen Mills
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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Daylesford

Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
On the 26th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Holgate Brewhouse, and then explore the activities along Lake Daylesford.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Daylesford online vacation maker .

You can drive from Ballarat to Daylesford in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Daylesford can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bendigo, Woodend
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Spas & Wellness
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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