11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Portsea
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portsea.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cooks' Cottage ©
Cooks' Cottage

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night
Portsea

Portsea ©
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Pearce, appreciate the history behind Harold Holt, and then don't miss a visit to Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsea trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Melbourne to Portsea in 2 hours. In April in Portsea, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Portsea

Historic Sites
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Fort Pearce ©
Fort Pearce
Harold Holt ©
Harold Holt

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip maker .

Traveling by car from Portsea to Port Campbell takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Razorback ©
The Razorback
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Ewens Pond, then stroll around The Railway Lands, and then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Redman Wines, do a tasting at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat, and then learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Ewens Pond
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The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands
Ewens Pond ©
Ewens Pond
Mount Gambier Public Library ©
Mount Gambier Public Library

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Torrens Building.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Adelaide is somewhat warmer than Mount Gambier - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.
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Torrens Building ©
Torrens Building

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Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum and Broken Hill Trades Hall. When in Broken Hill, make a side trip to see Menindee Rail Bridge in Menindee, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, stroll the grounds of Silverton Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Living Desert State Park, and browse the exhibits of John Dynon Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Broken Hill day trip planning site .

Getting from Adelaide to Broken Hill by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in April since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Silverton, Menindee Rail Bridge
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Whites Minerals and Mining Museum ©
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum
Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max Museum

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, get your game on at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide, explore the world behind art at The David Roche Foundation, then have fun at Marksman Indoor Firing Range, and finally admire the striking features of General Post Office. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seacliff Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide holiday website .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Adelaide. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg, Semaphore Beach
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Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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