13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geelong
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Colac
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Camperdown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Princetown
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Ferguson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Lorne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Geelong
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Narooma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Merimbula
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Batemans Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
17
Jervis Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Kiama
— Few hours
Bus:  30​min
19
Wollongong
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
20
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
21
Brighton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colac tour planner.

Geelong to Colac is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August in Colac, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Camperdown.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock

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Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. You've added Gnotuk Lookout, Courthouse Camperdown, Manifold Clock Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Leura lookout, enjoy breathtaking views from Gnotuk Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Manifold Clock Tower, and finally get your bearings at Courthouse Camperdown.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Camperdown travel planner .

You can drive from Colac to Camperdown in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature
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Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Courthouse Camperdown ©
Courthouse Camperdown
Manifold Clock Tower ©
Manifold Clock Tower

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island as well as Moyne River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Moyne River.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Camperdown to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moyne River ©
Moyne River

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Logan's Beach as well as Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool tour app .

Warrnambool is very close to Port Fairy. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes London Bridge, Twelve Apostles and Gibsons Steps. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Bay of Islands, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Port Campbell takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Islands
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Princetown

Princetown
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Princetown travel tool .

Princetown is very close to Port Campbell. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Weeaproinah.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ferguson

Ferguson ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariners Lookout as well as Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ferguson online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Princetown to Ferguson in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Ferguson

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, The Redwoods
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Lorne Pier as well as Teddy's Lookout. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then don't miss a visit to The Lorne Pier, and then don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne trip builder website .

You can drive from Ferguson to Lorne in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Lorne

Historic Sites
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Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eastern Beach Reserve, Geelong Bollard Trail Walk and St Mary of the Angels.

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

Traveling by car from Lorne to Geelong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Geelong Bollard Trail Walk
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels
Geelong Bollard Trail Walk ©
Geelong Bollard Trail Walk

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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 Melbourne Street Art Tours, Immigration Museum, Block Arcade, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): savor the flavors at Queen Victoria Market, see Melbourne Street Art Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Geelong to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Shopping Museums
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Melbourne Street Art Tours ©
Melbourne Street Art Tours
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cowes holiday site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mt Oberon Summit Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach, then kick back and relax at Whisky Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Norman Lookout, and finally learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Norman Lookout ©
Norman Lookout

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes and then take some stellar pictures from Jemmys Point Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance online visit planner .

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Jemmys Point Lookout
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Jemmys Point Lookout ©
Jemmys Point Lookout

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Narooma

Narooma
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock, then stop by Reva at Tilba, and then make a trip to Central Tilba Historic Village.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Narooma holiday planning app .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Narooma in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Merimbula.

Things to do in Narooma

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Merimbula tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Narooma to Merimbula takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Batemans Bay on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Batemans Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. September in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Jervis Bay on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Point Perpendicular Lightstation.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay day trip planner .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kiama.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiama Harbour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kiama attractions planner .

Drive from Jervis Bay to Kiama in 1.5 hours. In September in Kiama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Wollongong.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks Nature
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Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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Wollongong

Wollongong
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wollongong trip planner .

Wollongong is just a stone's throw from Kiama. In September, daytime highs in Wollongong are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
You've now added TreeTops Western Sydney to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at TreeTops Western Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Take a train from Wollongong to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wollongong in September since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Brighton

Brighton ©
You've now added Brighton Beach to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton: Spas (in Fingal) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brighton trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Brighton. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Brighton: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Spas, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Spas
Landcox Park ©
Landcox Park

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