34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Geelong
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Anglesea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lorne
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
5
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Cape Otway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Camperdown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Colac
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​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
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Healesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Lilydale
— 3 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 7th (Sat): get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, then get in on the family fun at The Carousel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Poppy Kettle Playground, examine the collection at National Wool Museum, then look for gifts at Mind Games, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Little Creatures Brewing P/L, and finally grab your bike and head to Bellarine Rail Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geelong journey planner .

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geelong are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

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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.
Torquay is known for outdoors, beaches, spas, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Torquay day trip website .

Torquay is just a short distance from Geelong. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields, Bird Rock Lookout, Mt Duneed Estate, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Wed), go for a walk through Urquhart Bluff and then pause for some photo ops at Bunyip Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Point Addis Marine National Park, ride a horse along Spring Creek Horse Rides, and then tee off at Anglesea Golf Club.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Anglesea visit planner.

Anglesea is just a stone's throw from Torquay. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Spring Creek Horse Rides
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kennet River, don't miss a visit to Mount Defiance Lookout, admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, take in the views from Lorne Swing Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Lorne Pier.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorne trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Anglesea to Lorne takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Defiance Lookout, Kennet River
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll around Paradise Picnic Reserve, stop by Bay of Apostles, delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Little Aire Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally get great views at Cape Patton Lookout Point.

Make your Apollo Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Kennett River
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

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Cape Otway

Cape Otway
On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach, and then look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Otway trip planning app .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lavers Hill, Great Otway National Park, Castle Cove, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, and explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, then stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Warrnambool itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) 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
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, do a tasting at Basalt Wines, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then admire the landmark architecture of Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, then look for gifts at Blarney Books and Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Yambuk Beach Slide.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy online trip itinerary planner .

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Camperdown.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Basalt Wines, Yambuk Beach Slide
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Elephant, take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bullen Merri. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout, then get answers to all your questions at Courthouse Camperdown, then appreciate the history behind Robert Burns Statue, and finally appreciate the history behind Manifold Clock Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Camperdown trip planner .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Camperdown in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colac.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Elephant
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Courthouse Camperdown ©
Courthouse Camperdown
Mt. Elephant ©
Mt. Elephant

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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. On the 28th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colac trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Camperdown to Colac in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Colac can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Block Arcade, stop by Australian By Design, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Colac to Melbourne with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
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.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cowes online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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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 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park, then hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Warburton.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
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. Get out of town with these interesting Warburton side-trips: Noojee (Noojee Trestle Bridge, Toorongo Falls, & more), Mount Baw Baw (in Mount Baw Baw) and Lake Mountain Alpine Resort (in Marysville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Warburton Rainforest Gallery, head outdoors with Mount Donna Buang, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwood Forest, and admire all the interesting features of Ada Tree.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Warburton online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Warburton. October in Warburton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Warburton

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noojee, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Mount Baw Baw
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Warburton Rainforest Gallery ©
Warburton Rainforest Gallery
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).
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at TarraWarra Museum of Art and then sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Domaine Chandon Winery, learn about winemaking at Yileena Park, then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and finally do a tasting at Yering Station.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Healesville trip tool .

Healesville is just a stone's throw from Warburton. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lilydale.

Things to do in Healesville

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Coldstream, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Yering Station
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon Winery ©
Domaine Chandon Winery
Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

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Lilydale

Lilydale ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lilydale Lake, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, then get outside with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, then learn about winemaking at Helen's Hill Estate, and finally stop by Mangana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lilydale tour itinerary builder website .

Lilydale is very close to Healesville. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilydale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olinda, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lilydale Lake ©
Lilydale Lake
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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