11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Canberra
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Merimbula
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Melbourne
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Port Campbell
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Melbourne
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Canberra

The Bush Capital

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.
On the 14th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then engage your brain at Questacon. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

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Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Merimbula.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Broadwater Oysters and then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Merimbula itinerary planner.

Drive from Canberra to Merimbula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Canberra in December: highs in Merimbula hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Merimbula to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. On the next day, get great views at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and finally make a trip to The Grotto.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell journey planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Melbourne on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 23rd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Enjoy Melbourne some more: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and stop by Australian By Design.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.