18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mildura
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Ventnor
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Ventnor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rye
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip website.

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mildura.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mildura

The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lock 11, relax in the rural setting at Orange World, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mildura road trip website.

You can drive from Ballarat to Mildura in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Ballarat in April, you will find days in Mildura are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Mildura

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Ventnor

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Merricks General Store. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then head outdoors with The Nobbies, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ventnor day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mildura to Ventnor. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mildura in April: highs in Ventnor hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Venture out of the city with trips to State Coal Mine (in Wonthaggi) and Wildcoast Images Gallery (in Kilcunda). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes trip itinerary builder website.

Cowes is just a short distance from Ventnor. In April in Cowes, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rye.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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nights
Rye

Get out of town with these interesting Rye side-trips: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rye trip tool.

You can drive from Cowes to Rye in 2 hours. April in Rye sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.