18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Geelong
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Queenscliff
— 1 night
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Torquay
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
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Lavers Hill
— Few hours
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Camperdown
— Few hours
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Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Portland
— Few hours
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Hamilton
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Horsham
— 2 nights
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Birchip
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Rupanyup
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Stawell
— 1 night
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Ararat
— Few hours
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Beaufort
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
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Maldon
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Castlemaine
— 1 night
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Bendigo
— 2 nights
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Shepparton
— Few hours
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Seymour
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Healesville
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Mount Dandenong
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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. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geelong tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenscliff driving holiday planner.

Queenscliff is just a short distance from Geelong. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Torquay.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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 more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Torquay travel planner.

Traveling by car from Queenscliff to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Apollo Bay on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Plan my day in Apollo Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Lavers Hill.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 48km inland from Port Campbell and 48km from Apollo Bay. For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lavers Hill vacation planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill in an hour. You will leave for Camperdown on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Lavers Hill

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Camperdown

Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 24th (Wed), get all the information you need at Courthouse Camperdown and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Camperdown travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Lavers Hill to Camperdown takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Camperdown to Warrnambool in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Portland

Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Botanical Gardens and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Nelson State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Portland takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. April in Portland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hamilton in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Hamilton is 0.5 hours. You'll set off for Horsham on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Horsham

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Horsham route builder site.

You can drive from Hamilton to Horsham in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Birchip.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Birchip

Birchip is a town in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia on the Sunraysia Highway north of Donald. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Birchip's Mallee Bull and then explore the activities along Tchum Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Birchip trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Horsham to Birchip in 1.5 hours. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rupanyup.

Things to do in Birchip

Nature · Parks

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Rupanyup

Rupanyup is a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Murtoa Stick Shed and then don't miss a visit to Rupanyup Silo Art.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rupanyup online vacation builder.

Getting from Birchip to Rupanyup by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stawell.

Things to do in Rupanyup

Museums

Side Trip

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Stawell

Stawell, is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria 237km west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stawell online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rupanyup to Stawell in an hour. You'll set off for Ararat on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Stawell

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Ararat

Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ararat attractions planning website.

Ararat is just a stone's throw from Stawell. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Beaufort.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Beaufort

Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia. For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip maker tool.

Beaufort is very close to Ararat. You will leave for Ballarat on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Nightlife

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat online visit planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Ballarat in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maldon.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Maldon

Maldon is a town in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Mount Alexander local government area. On the 30th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Cascade Art, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then stop by The Maldon Lolly Shop, then go deep underground at Carman's Tunnel, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tarrengower Lookout.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maldon trip site.

You can drive from Ballarat to Maldon in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Castlemaine.

Things to do in Maldon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Castlemaine

Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Maldon Dredge and Dragline.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Castlemaine trip planning app.

Castlemaine is very close to Maldon. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Bendigo on the 1st (Wed).
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Kilian's Church and then admire the striking features of Yi Yuan Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bendigo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Castlemaine to Bendigo takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shepparton.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Shepparton

Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. On the 3rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Moooving Art Shepparton, experience rural life at Belstack Strawberry Farm, and then explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shepparton online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bendigo to Shepparton in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shepparton can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seymour.

Things to do in Shepparton

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Seymour

Seymour is a historic railway township in Mitchell Shire in the state of Victoria, Australia and is located 104km north of Melbourne. To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seymour trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Shepparton to Seymour by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Shepparton in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seymour, with lows around 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Seymour

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Healesville

Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Healesville tour planner.

You can drive from Seymour to Healesville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Mount Dandenong on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Healesville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Mount Dandenong

You'll discover tucked-away gems like William Ricketts Sanctuary and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Step out of Mount Dandenong with an excursion to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne in Cranbourne--about 46 minutes away.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Dandenong trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Healesville to Mount Dandenong takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Dandenong can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Dandenong

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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