9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Ceduna
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Torquay
— 1 night
+3
train + tram + Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
7
Kiama
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

1
day
Ceduna

Ceduna
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Goog's Track and then identify plant and animal life at Head of Bight.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ceduna online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Ceduna. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: high temperatures in Ceduna hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ceduna

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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1
day
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy route app .

Getting from Ceduna to Port Fairy by car takes about 15 hours. Other options: fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Apostle Whey Cheese, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 16th (Thu), trek along Great Ocean Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To plan Apollo Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Torquay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

1
day
Kiama

Kiama ©
Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, explore the activities along Kiama Harbour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Saddleback Mountain Lookout.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kiama travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Torquay to Kiama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kiama

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nan Tien Temple
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour
Saddleback Mountain Lookout ©
Saddleback Mountain Lookout

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