58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Swan Hill
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bendigo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Otway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lorne
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Portsea
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Inverloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Lakes Entrance
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bega
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Canberra
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Forster
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
End: Port Macquarie

5
nights
Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Your inner history buff will appreciate Log Lock Up and Bridge Keeper's Cottage. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pioneer Settlement and Lake Boga Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Swan Hill side-trips: Barham Golf Resort (in Barham), Reedy Lake Reserve (in Kerang) and Yanga National Park (in Balranald). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc, contemplate the waterfront views at Murray River, take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum, and head outdoors with Big4 riverside.

Plan trip to Swan Hill with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Adelaide to Swan Hill is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Boga, Murray River, Reedy Lake Reserve, Barham Golf Resort, Yanga National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Yanga National Park ©
Yanga National Park
Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement
Flying Boat Museum ©
Flying Boat Museum

5
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Wendouree. Sovereign Hill and Rosalind Park will appeal to history buffs. When in Bendigo, make a side trip to see Spas in Daylesford, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery, admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bendigo tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Swan Hill to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Spas
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Spas

5
nights
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Get outdoors at Twelve Apostles and Mait's Rest. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Otway: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Port Campbell (The Grotto, Port Campbell National Park, & more) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Otway online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bendigo to Cape Otway in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Johanna Beach, Mait's Rest, Hugs Across The Cosmos, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

7
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Let the collections at Popcultcha Collectors Gallery and National Wool Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Eastern Beach Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Lorne: Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River) and Red Rock Theatre and Gallery (in Cororooke). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach, admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, see the interesting displays at Great Ocean Road Story, and enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lorne online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Lorne in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Portsea.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Geelong, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Popcultcha Collectors Gallery, Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 28:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
nights
Portsea

Portsea ©
Get some historical perspective at Fort Nepean and Fort Pearce. We've included these beaches for you: Portsea Back Beach and London Bridge Ocean Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portsea vacation planner .

Drive from Lorne to Portsea in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Portsea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Inverloch.

Things to do in Portsea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Millionaires Walk
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Fort Nepean ©
Fort Nepean

2
nights
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and then kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inverloch, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portsea to Inverloch takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Inverloch

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

4
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display and Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Lakes Entrance Beach and Snowy River Marlo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lakes Entrance: Buchan Caves (in Buchan), Raymond Island (in Paynesville) and Bairnsdale (St Mary's Catholic Church & East Gippsland Art Gallery). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Wyanga Park Winery, look for gifts at Dove and Lyre, have some family-friendly fun at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, and try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance day trip tool .

Drive from Inverloch to Lakes Entrance in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bega.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Buchan Caves, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, Snowy River Marlo, Raymond Island
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography ©
Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography

3
nights
Bega

Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. Appreciate the collections at Killer Whale Museum and Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. Relax by the water at Pambula Beach and Blue Pool. Get out of town with these interesting Bega side-trips: Ben Boyd Tower (in Eden), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma) and Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba (in Tilba Tilba). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bega Valley Regional Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bega tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Bega in 3.5 hours. February in Bega sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Bega

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eden, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Blue Pool, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Pambula Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pambula Beach ©
Pambula Beach
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool

7
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Attractions like Questacon and Canberra Reptile Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Morton National Park (in Wandandian), Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper) and Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at Drill Hall Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Bega to Canberra in 3 hours. When traveling from Bega in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canberra, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wee Jasper Reserves, Morton National Park, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Shoalhaven River Gorge, Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

2
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at National Motor Racing Museum, examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Rowlee Wines. On your second day here, do a tasting at Orange Mountain Wines and then do a tasting at De Salis Wines.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Orange trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Orange takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Orange dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Orange

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Bathurst
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
De Salis Wines ©
De Salis Wines
National Motor Racing Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at The Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Orange to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. You'll explore and learn at Whitewashed Gallery and Manning Regional Art Gallery. Kids will enjoy Elizabeth Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Explore Forster's surroundings by going to Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach), Cattai Wetlands (in Coopernook) and Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at One Mile Beach, see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Bennetts Head Lookout.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Forster day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Forster takes 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Forster are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, One Mile Beach, National Motorcycle Museum, Whitewashed Gallery, Manning Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Seal Rocks Lighthouse ©
Seal Rocks Lighthouse

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll explore and learn at Roto House and Timbertown Wauchope. You'll get in some beach time at Pilot Beach and Scotts Head Beach. Step out of Port Macquarie to go to South West Rocks and see Trial Bay Gaol, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at Mrs York's Garden, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip maker .

Drive from Forster to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Forster in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Timbertown Wauchope, Scotts Head Beach, Trial Bay Gaol, Pilot Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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