12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Bus + Fly:  8 h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

5
nights
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 Australian Open as well as Rod Laver Arena. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
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): take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): pick up some local products at Torquay Farmers' Market and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Torquay online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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.

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Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 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

Nature Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, thenwalk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip maker website.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stop by The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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