20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Yanakie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Yarram
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Mansfield
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
10
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Australian Sports Museum ©
Australian Sports Museum

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Shipwrecked! Sound and Laser Show and then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and taxi from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Geelong.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

1
night
Geelong

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geelong vacation planner.

You can take a train from Warrnambool to Geelong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and taxi. In December in Geelong, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

1
night
Bendigo

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 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Geelong to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze 'N Things, and then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bendigo to Cowes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Cowes

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre
Highlights from your plan
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

3
nights
Yanakie

Yanakie ©
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. Explore hidden gems such as Wilsons Promontory National Park and Venus Bay Eco Retreat. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Squeaky Beach and Norman Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Yanakie: Dinosaur Dreaming (in Inverloch) and Toora Wind Farm (in Toora).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yanakie holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Cowes to Yanakie with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yarram.

Things to do in Yanakie

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Dinosaur Dreaming, Toora Wind Farm, Venus Bay Eco Retreat
Highlights from your plan
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat

1
night
Yarram

Yarram ©
Yarram is in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Wellington, located in the southeast of Gippsland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ninety Mile Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Port Albert Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yarram vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yanakie to Yarram with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paynesville.

Things to do in Yarram

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ninety Mile Beach, Port Albert Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Port Albert Art Gallery ©
Port Albert Art Gallery

1
night
Paynesville

Paynesville ©
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. On the 16th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Nicholson River Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and then examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paynesville itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yarram to Paynesville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mansfield.

Things to do in Paynesville

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Nicholson River Winery
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Nicholson River Winery ©
Nicholson River Winery

2
nights
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 17th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Mansfield Visitor Information Centre, then get great views at Powers Lookout, and then learn about winemaking at Politini Wines. On the next day, do a tasting at Delatite Wines.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mansfield trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paynesville to Mansfield. In December in Mansfield, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mansfield

Wineries

Side Trips

Powers Lookout, Politini Wines
Highlights from your plan
Politini Wines ©
Politini Wines
Delatite Wines ©
Delatite Wines
Mansfield Visitor Information Centre ©
Mansfield Visitor Information Centre

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Waitpinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: K1 by Geoff Hardy (in Kuitpo) and Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mansfield to Adelaide. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mansfield in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boomer Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, K1 By Geoff Hardy, Waitpinga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach
Waitpinga Beach ©
Waitpinga Beach

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