17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Traralgon
— 3 nights
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Geelong
— 3 nights
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Port Fairy
— 1 night
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Hamilton
— 2 nights
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Ballarat
— 4 nights
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Bendigo
— 3 nights
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Traralgon

Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Wilsons Promontory National Park (in Wilsons Promontory National Park) and Cowes (Wildlife Coast Cruises & Cowes Beach). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Churchill Island, contemplate the long history of Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, stroll the grounds of Walhalla Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gippsland Plains Rail Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Traralgon day trip planner.

Melbourne to Traralgon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In November in Traralgon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Traralgon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, make a trip to Geelong Mosque, stop by The Food Purveyor, and see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geelong trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Traralgon to Geelong takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip itinerary website.

Getting from Geelong to Port Fairy by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hamilton.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Hamilton

Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Botanic Gardens, admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, and then stop by Glenelg Chocolates. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wannon Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hamilton.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Hamilton takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Halls Gap (Tower Hill & The Pinnacle), Daylesford (Daylesford Wine Tours, Spas, &more) and Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, explore the activities along St George's Lake, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip maker tool.

Drive from Hamilton to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. In November in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bendigo

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Bendigo side-trips: Echuca (Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, The Great Aussie Beer Shed, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, stroll around Rosalind Park, and examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery.

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Traveling by car from Ballarat to Bendigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.