21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Wye River
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Lorne
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Queenscliff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Rye
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ventnor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Golden Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Sale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Merimbula
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Narooma
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
14
Moruya
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
15
Broulee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
Ulladulla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
17
Sydney
— Few hours
End: Sydney


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planning tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Princetown online journey planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Princetown in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, then stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, and finally trek along Mait's Rest. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, cruise along Great Ocean Road, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wye River.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, The Redwoods
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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night
Wye River

Wye River ©
Wye River is a small town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Elizabeth, get great views at Cape Patton Lookout Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wye River vacation app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Wye River takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Wye River

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kennett River, Lake Elizabeth
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Lake Elizabeth ©
Lake Elizabeth
Cape Patton Lookout Point ©
Cape Patton Lookout Point

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout and then take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach. On the next day, make a trip to The Lorne Pier, enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, then admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lorne online trip maker .

Lorne is just a stone's throw from Wye River. In December, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Lorne to Torquay by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
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Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

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hours
Queenscliff

Queenscliff
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Queenscliff holiday builder app .

Getting from Torquay to Queenscliff by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Queenscliff, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Rye on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Queenscliff

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Arthurs Seat Eagle, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and then kick back and relax at Rye Beach. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rye trip planner.

Drive from Queenscliff to Rye in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rye can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arthurs Seat, Heronswood, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Heronswood ©
Heronswood

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nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
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Traveling by car from Rye to Ventnor takes 2 hours. In December in Ventnor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Golden Beach.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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night
Golden Beach

Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach is a small settlement situated on the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland Victoria. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get great views at Lake Reeve Lookout, then delve into the distant past at Trinculo Shipwreck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ninety Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Golden Beach tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ventnor to Golden Beach takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sale.

Things to do in Golden Beach

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ninety Mile Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Trinculo Shipwreck ©
Trinculo Shipwreck
Lake Reeve Lookout ©
Lake Reeve Lookout

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Sale

Sale ©
Set sail from Sale to explore the entire Gippsland Lakes and their invigorating fresh air and outdoor activities before heading back to the Port of Sale for the café culture of a major regional hub.
Explore Sale's surroundings by going to Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine (in Walhalla), Lakes Entrance Beach (in Lakes Entrance) and St Mary's Catholic Church (in Bairnsdale). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Sale Botanic Gardens, snap pictures at La Trobe Swing Bridge, view the masterpieces at Gippsland Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Pauls Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sale holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Golden Beach to Sale takes an hour. In December in Sale, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Sale

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St Mary's Catholic Church, Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, Lakes Entrance Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sale Botanic Gardens ©
Sale Botanic Gardens
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Magic Mountain, kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Merimbula trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sale to Merimbula takes 4.5 hours. In December in Merimbula, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Narooma.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

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Narooma

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can drive from Merimbula to Narooma in 1.5 hours. December in Narooma sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moruya.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Moruya

Moruya
Moruya is a town in New South Wales, Australia, situated on the Moruya River, on the far south coast situated on the Princes Highway 305km south of Sydney and 175km from Canberra. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moruya tour planner.

Getting from Narooma to Moruya by car takes about an hour. You'll set off for Broulee on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Moruya

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Broulee

Broulee ©
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. Broulee is known for adventure, beaches, trails, outdoors, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Mogo Zoo, look for gifts at The Mogo Lolly Shop, tee off at Catalina Country Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Batemans Marine Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broulee trip planning app .

Broulee is just a short distance from Moruya. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ulladulla.

Things to do in Broulee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Batemans Bay, Mogo
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens ©

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Ulladulla

Ulladulla ©
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ulladulla day trip planning app .

You can drive from Broulee to Ulladulla in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ulladulla can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ulladulla

Outdoors Beaches Wineries

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hyams Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cupitts Winery ©
Cupitts Winery

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online holiday planner .

You can drive from Ulladulla to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ulladulla in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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