8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  1​h
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Meningie
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Millicent
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Port MacDonnell
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Colac
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Apollo Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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Meningie

Meningie ©
Meningie is a town on the south-east side of Lake Albert in South Australia. You've now added Meningie Cheese Factory Museum to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Meningie Cheese Factory Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Meningie road trip planning website .

Adelaide to Meningie is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Millicent.

Things to do in Meningie

Museums
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Meningie Cheese Factory Museum ©
Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

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Millicent

Millicent
Millicent is a town in South Australia, 399km south-east of Adelaide, and 50km north of Mount Gambier. To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Millicent trip planner.

Getting from Meningie to Millicent by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Millicent can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Millicent

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell ©
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. You've now added Little Blue Lake to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), Head underground at Little Blue Lake.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port MacDonnell attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Millicent to Port MacDonnell takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Nature Parks
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Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get great views at The Crags.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Port MacDonnell to Port Fairy in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.
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The Crags ©
The Crags

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool tour builder website .

Warrnambool is just a short distance from Port Fairy. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colac.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

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Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. You've now added Red Rock to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Jo's Pantry and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Colac holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Colac takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Colac can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Colac

Nature Parks Shopping
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Jo's Pantry ©
Jo's Pantry

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lorne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Colac to Lorne in an hour. August in Lorne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marvel Stadium. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): catch a live event at Marvel Stadium.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site .

You can drive from Lorne to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.
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Marvel Stadium ©
Marvel Stadium

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cape Otway

Cape Otway
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Otway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway takes an hour. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 25th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Nelson State Park and then examine the collection at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Portland online day trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Portland in 3.5 hours. August in Portland sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park

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Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Wangolina.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Robe trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Robe in 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries
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Wangolina ©
Wangolina

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