9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Seppeltsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the sky in a new way at Melbourne Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, and finally explore and take pictures at The Cedars.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Soul Growers, and finally learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seppeltsfield day trip app .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Seppeltsfield takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seppeltsfield are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Port Augusta Train Park, browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Augusta tour builder .

Traveling by car from Seppeltsfield to Port Augusta takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine & Museum and then explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In August in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

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