22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geelong
Drive:  3​h
1
Benalla
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bellingen
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Wollongong
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Geelong
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
End: Geelong

1
night
Benalla

Benalla ©
Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about 212km north east of the state capital Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Benalla Walking Track.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Benalla trip itinerary planner.

Geelong to Benalla is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Geelong in January, you will find days in Benalla are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Benalla

Parks Trails Nature
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Lake Benalla Walking Track ©
Lake Benalla Walking Track

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speers Point Park and Australian Reptile Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Palm Beach in Palm Beach, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Clovelly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Benalla to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Benalla in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Bellingen.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Speers Point Park, Palm Beach, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australian Reptile Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park

3
nights
Bellingen

Bellingen ©
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional de Dorrigo and The Boardwalk. Family-friendly places like Scotts Head Beach and Horsehoe Bay Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bellingen side-trips: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Maritime Museum South West Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bellingen Court House, explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, stop by Old Butter Factory, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Bellingen Brewery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bellingen trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Bellingen. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Bellingen

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Urunga, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Scotts Head Beach
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Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Attractions like Callala Beach and Early Start Discovery Space make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Greenfield Beach and Murrays Beach. Step out of Wollongong with an excursion to Blenheim Beach in Vincentia--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at North Wollongong Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Collingwood Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wollongong road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bellingen to Wollongong. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Bellingen in January, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vincentia, Jervis Bay, Callala Beach
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North Wollongong Beach ©
North Wollongong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

3
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lorne Beach and The Carousel. When in Geelong, make a side trip to see Fairhaven Beach in Fairhaven, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, stroll around Steampacket Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geelong trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bellingen to Geelong. Traveling from Bellingen in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geelong, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, Lorne Beach, Fairhaven Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Carousel ©
The Carousel

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and A Maze'N Things. Explore hidden gems such as ArtVo and Brighton Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Rye (Rye Pier & Rye Beach) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip website .

Take a train from Geelong to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Brighton Beach, Frankston Beach, A Maze'N Things
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

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