13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Orbost
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Falls Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Bendigo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to St Kilda Pier and Brighton Beach. Attractions like St. Patrick's Cathedral and ArtVo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea Estate, make a trip to Melbourne Town Hall, and visit Degraves Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda, Armadale Baptist Church, Brighton Beach, Rippon Lea Estate
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Cove, kick back and relax at Norman Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Squeaky Beach, thenkick back and relax at Picnic Bay, and then kick back and relax at Little Waterloo Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park travel planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orbost.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Picnic Bay
Picnic Bay

2
nights
Orbost

Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Buchan Caves, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Youngs Creek Falls, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowy River Marlo. Keep things going the next day: hike along Snowy River Estuary Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Rocks, thenstroll through Cape Conran Nature Trail, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Point Hicks Lighthouse.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Orbost trip site.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Orbost in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Orbost

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Conran, Marlo, Point Hicks Lighthouse, Buchan Caves
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
Point Hicks Lighthouse ©
Point Hicks Lighthouse
Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls

2
nights
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Falls Creek Cross Country, take advantage of the amenities at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, thenfly down the slopes at Falls Creek Ski Lifts, thensee the interesting displays at Falls Creek Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bogong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alpine National Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Pretty Valley, and then explore the activities along Mount Beauty Pondage.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Falls Creek day trip planning site.

You can drive from Orbost to Falls Creek in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Beauty, Mount Bogong, Alpine National Park
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Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Alpine National Park ©
Alpine National Park
Mount Bogong ©
Mount Bogong

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Attractions like Bendigo Art Gallery and Bendigo Pottery make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Rosalind Park and St Kilian's Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bendigo side-trips: Echuca (Whistle Stop Studio Gallery, The Great Aussie Beer Shed, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo visit planner.

You can drive from Falls Creek to Bendigo in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Echuca
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

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