16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Whyalla
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill) and Sheoak Falls (in Lorne). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, trek along Mait's Rest, don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Bay of Islands, Sheoak Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Hugs Across The Cosmos
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Campbell trip simple and quick.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 13th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from The Balconies, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then get great views at Boroka Lookout, and finally trek along The Pinnacle.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Trails Tours

Side Trip

The Balconies
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Climbing Tours
The Balconies ©
The Balconies

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 14th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, look for gifts at Wilson's at Robe, kick back and relax at Robe Beach, then do a tasting at Wangolina, and finally kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Robe road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Robe takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Whyalla.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

1
day
Whyalla

Whyalla ©
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mount Laura Homestead Museum, learn about all things military at Whyalla Maritime Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Hummock Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Whyalla road trip planner.

You can drive from Robe to Whyalla in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Whyalla

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Mount Laura Homestead Museum ©
Mount Laura Homestead Museum
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum ©
Whyalla Maritime Museum

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, then cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, and then tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whyalla to Port Lincoln takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and finally pause for some photo ops at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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