12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

5
nights
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 Australian Open as well as Rod Laver Arena. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
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 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Torquay Farmers' Market and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Torquay Farmers' Market ©
Torquay Farmers' Market

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature
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1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, then explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

Plan trip to Warrnambool with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Allansford Cheese World and Museum
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Sydney in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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