11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Miranda
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Glenrowan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Geelong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Miranda

1
night
Glenrowan

Glenrowan ©
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Big Ned Kelly Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glenrowan journey builder website .

Miranda to Glenrowan is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Miranda in December, Glenrowan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Glenrowan

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Ned Kelly Museum ©
Ned Kelly Museum
The Big Ned Kelly Statue ©
The Big Ned Kelly Statue

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cowes trip planner .

You can drive from Glenrowan to Cowes in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Glenrowan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cowes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Churchill Island
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, then take in the waterfront at St Kilda Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St Kilda holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Cowes to St Kilda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Geelong.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Scienceworks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, look for gifts at Mind Games, and then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kevin Hoffman Walk, then head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geelong trip maker tool .

You can drive from St Kilda to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Kevin Hoffman Walk
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Geelong to Lorne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell tour planning tool .

You can drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, and finally explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mount Gambier, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Mount Gambier Public Library ©
Mount Gambier Public Library

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Gambier in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Semaphore Beach ©
Semaphore Beach

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