13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Glenrowan
— 1 night
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Cowes
— 1 night
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St Kilda
— 4 nights
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Lorne
— 2 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Glenrowan

— 1 night
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chrismont and then take in the dramatic scenery at Paradise Falls. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Mt Morgan Store, examine the collection at Ned Kelly Museum, get answers to all your questions at Glenrowan Tourist Centre, then stop by Milawa Mustard, and finally learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers Winery.

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Sydney to Glenrowan is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Glenrowan, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Glenrowan

Wineries · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cowes

— 1 night
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

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Drive from Glenrowan to Cowes in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Glenrowan in December: highs in Cowes hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

St Kilda

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting St Kilda side-trips: Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), Heronswood (in Dromana) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat).

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Getting from Cowes to St Kilda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lorne

— 2 nights
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, then make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, and then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and then kick back and relax at Lorne Beach.

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Drive from St Kilda to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, train, and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, then explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

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Traveling by flight from Lorne to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lorne to Mount Gambier, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, then look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Adelaide is somewhat warmer than Mount Gambier - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.