27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  30​min
1
Geelong
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Anglesea
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Lorne
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Cape Otway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Camperdown
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Colac
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Cowes
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
14
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Warburton
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Healesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Lilydale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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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 5th (Sat): get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, then find something for the whole family at The Carousel, then grab your bike and head to Bellarine Rail Trail, and finally visit a coastal fixture at The Rip. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, then stop by Mind Games, then see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures Brewing P/L.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geelong online travel route planner .

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), savor the flavors at Torquay Farmers' Market and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Torquay trip planning site .

Torquay is just a short distance from Geelong. In October in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Torquay Farmers' Market ©
Torquay Farmers' Market

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anglesea vacation planning website .

Anglesea is just a stone's throw from Torquay. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Wildlife
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Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve ©
Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve

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Lorne

Lorne
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lorne itinerary maker website .

Drive from Anglesea to Lorne in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Apollo Bay on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Apollo Bay tour planner .

You can take a bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cape Otway

Cape Otway
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, then stroll around Great Otway National Park, and then go for a walk through Castle Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach, look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Melba Gully National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Otway trip planning tool .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lavers Hill, Johanna Beach, Great Otway National Park, Castle Cove
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Great Otway National Park
Great Otway National Park
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Castle Cove ©
Castle Cove

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Port Campbell is known for parks, shopping, outdoors, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and have fun at Peterborough Foreshore Playground.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell trip app .

Getting from Cape Otway to Port Campbell by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Peterborough, Berry World
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, don't miss a visit to The F Project, get your game on at Mini Golf by The Sea, then explore the activities along Bay of Islands, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Warrnambool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Childer's Cove
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, indulge your taste buds at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, do a tasting at Basalt Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Yambuk Beach Slide.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy sightseeing planner.

Port Fairy is very close to Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Camperdown.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Basalt Wines, Yambuk Beach Slide
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PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET ©
PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camperdown: Terang Walking Track (in Terang) and Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Mt Leura lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Courthouse Camperdown, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cobden.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Camperdown trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Camperdown takes 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colac.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Terang Walking Track, Lake Cobden, Mt. Elephant
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Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Anglican Benedictine Abbey of St Mark ©
Courthouse Camperdown ©
Courthouse Camperdown

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Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Jo's Pantry and then take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colac travel route website .

You can drive from Camperdown to Colac in an hour. In October in Colac, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Otway Blueberries, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery
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Highlights from your plan
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Beauchamp Falls ©
Beauchamp Falls

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Colac to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

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

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 21st (Mon), head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Cowes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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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 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach.

Discover how to plan a Wilsons Promontory National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Warburton.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

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Warburton

Warburton ©
Warburton is a town in Victoria, Australia, 72 kilometres east of Melbourne's central business district. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warburton: Noojee (Water Wheel Walk, Noojee Trestle Bridge, & more), Warragul Country Club (in Warragul) and Lake Mountain Alpine Resort (in Marysville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery, hike along O'Shannassy Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Warburton Rainforest Gallery, and make a trip to Upper Yarra Arts Centre.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Warburton travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Warburton takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Healesville.

Things to do in Warburton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Noojee, Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Warragul Country Club
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood Forest ©
Redwood Forest
Toorongo Falls ©
Toorongo Falls
Noojee Trestle Bridge ©
Noojee Trestle Bridge

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Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, then stroll around Maroondah Reservoir Park, then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Healesville using our trip planner.

Healesville is just a stone's throw from Warburton. In October, daily temperatures in Healesville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lilydale.

Things to do in Healesville

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Yering Station, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Domaine Chandon Winery
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon Winery ©
Domaine Chandon Winery
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

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Lilydale

Lilydale ©
Take a break from Lilydale with a short trip to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne in Cranbourne, about 54 minutes away.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lilydale trip planner .

Lilydale is very close to Healesville. In October, daily temperatures in Lilydale can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lilydale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Olinda, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Tesselaar, William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Lilydale Lake ©
Lilydale Lake
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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