16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Nagambie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive
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Strathmerton
— 1 night
Drive
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Yarrawonga
— 1 night
Drive
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Albury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beechworth
— 1 night
Drive
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Bright
— 1 night
Drive
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Falls Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive
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Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 1 night

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Melbourne

— 1 night

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 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then walk around Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nagambie.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Nagambie

— 2 nights
Nagambie is a town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Nagambie, then learn about winemaking at Tahbilk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nagambie, and finally appreciate the history behind Black Caviar Statue.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagambie day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Nagambie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shepparton.

Things to do in Nagambie

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Shepparton

— 1 night
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. On the 24th (Thu), shop like a local with Moooving Art Shepparton, explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shepparton holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nagambie to Shepparton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strathmerton.

Things to do in Shepparton

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Strathmerton

— 1 night
Strathmerton is a small country town in Victoria, Australia.It is located in the Shire of Moira local government area on the Murray Valley Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway, about 11km west of Cobram. On the 25th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Cactus Country, then stop by The Big Strawberry, and then do a tasting at Monichino Wines.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strathmerton trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Shepparton to Strathmerton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Strathmerton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yarrawonga.

Things to do in Strathmerton

Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Yarrawonga

— 1 night
Yarrawonga is a town in the Shire of Moira local government area in the Australian state of Victoria. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Byramine Homestead, then admire the natural beauty at Rich Glen Olive Estate, and then explore the activities along Lake Mulwala.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yarrawonga trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Strathmerton to Yarrawonga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Yarrawonga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Yarrawonga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Albury

— 2 nights
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): experience rural life at Gooramadda Olives, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally walk around Noreuil Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Monument Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Holbrook Submarine Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albury day trip planning site.

Drive from Yarrawonga to Albury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Albury sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Beechworth

— 1 night
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Beechworth Gaol, then learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers Winery, then look for gifts at Milawa Cheese Company, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Woolshed Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beechworth vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Albury to Beechworth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in December, Beechworth is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bright.

Things to do in Beechworth

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bright

— 1 night
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. On the 30th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bright Brewery, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bright trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Beechworth to Bright takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bright are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Bright

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Falls Creek

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, examine the collection at Falls Creek Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fainter Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bogong.

Find out how to plan Falls Creek trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Bright to Falls Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance

— 1 night
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Lakes Entrance Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lakes Entrance trip tool.

Drive from Falls Creek to Lakes Entrance in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paynesville.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Paynesville

— 1 night
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): go for a walk through Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track, make a trip to Mitchell River Silt Jetties, then take a tour by water with Gippsland Lakes Charter Service, and finally stroll through Raymond Island.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paynesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Paynesville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Paynesville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Paynesville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 1 night
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Paynesville to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Block Arcade. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and train. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.