42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Batemans Bay
— 1 night
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Eden
— 2 nights
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Healesville
— 3 nights
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
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Queenscliff
— 2 nights
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Clunes
— 1 night
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Port Fairy
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Horsham
— 1 night
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Mildura
— 3 nights
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Sea Lake
— 2 nights
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Woodend
— 2 nights
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Wagga Wagga
— 2 nights
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Canberra
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Batemans Bay

— 1 night
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mogo Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at The Mogo Lolly Shop, then try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, and finally get your game on at Batemans Bay Indoor Karting.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Batemans Bay trip planner.

Sydney to Batemans Bay is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in April, Batemans Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Eden

— 2 nights
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf, then take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, and finally get in on the family fun at Magic Mountain. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Broadwater Oysters, get engrossed in the history at Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eden itinerary website.

Drive from Batemans Bay to Eden in 2.5 hours. In April in Eden, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Eden

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Healesville

— 3 nights
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Get out of town with these interesting Healesville side-trips: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Melbourne) and Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (in Olinda). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at TarraWarra Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Pillars Distillery, and learn about winemaking at Payten & Jones Wines.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Healesville trip planner.

You can drive from Eden to Healesville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eden in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Healesville, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 2 nights
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toora Wind Farm (in Toora), State Coal Mine (in Wonthaggi) and Inverloch (Eagles Nest & Treat Time). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Agnes Falls, and hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Healesville to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenscliff

— 2 nights
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St George the Martyr Anglican Church, brush up on your military savvy at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Queenscliff Harbour, and finally walk around Pope's Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Basils Farm, look for gifts at The Bookshop at Queenscliff, get engrossed in the history at Queenscliffe Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum, then view the masterpieces at Seaview Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at The Rip.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenscliff trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Queenscliff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Queenscliff are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Clunes.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Clunes

— 1 night
Clunes is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres north of Ballarat, in the Shire of Hepburn. On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, take in the pleasant sights at Esmond Park, then examine the collection at Clunes Museum, then revel in the low prices at Creswick Woollen Mills, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Clunes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenscliff to Clunes takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Clunes

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Campbell

— 4 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest, Great Ocean Walk, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, head outdoors with The Arch, and indulge your taste buds at Jo's Pantry.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clunes to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Port Fairy

— 3 nights
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Fairy: Hamilton (Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum & Hamilton Botanic Gardens), Dunkeld (Dunkeld Arboretum, The Picaninny (Bainggug), &more) and Church of the Infant Jesus (in Koroit). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, get engrossed in the history at Wishart Gallery, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and explore the galleries of Whale Bone Studio Arts.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Port Fairy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Nelson State Park, then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, then make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, and finally get great views at Point Danger Gannet Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): stop by Portland Strawberries, visit a coastal fixture at Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Portland takes an hour. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Horsham

— 1 night
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. On the 13th (Wed), stroll around Weir Park, then hike along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Horsham Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Horsham trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Horsham takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Mount Gambier

— 3 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Raidis Estate (in Penola). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, and explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier planning app.

Traveling by car from Horsham to Mount Gambier takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide holiday app.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Mildura

— 3 nights
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Chaffey House, then explore the world behind art at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and finally make a trip to Lock 11. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Woodsies Gem Shop, relax in the rural setting at Orange World, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mildura driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Mildura takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Mildura, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for little chillier nights in Mildura, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sea Lake.

Things to do in Mildura

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Sea Lake

— 2 nights
Sea Lake is a town in the Mallee district of north-west Victoria, Australia and is situated on the southern shores of Lake Tyrrell. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lascelles Silo Art, then make a trip to Silo Art Trail, and then make a trip to Patchewollock Painted Silo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sea Lake trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mildura to Sea Lake in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Woodend.

Things to do in Sea Lake

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Woodend

— 2 nights
Woodend is a small town in Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Parish of Woodend, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Woodend Clock Tower, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Holgate Brewhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Old Castlemaine Gaol, then make a trip to Piper Street, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trentham Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Woodend trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sea Lake to Woodend by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Woodend

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wagga Wagga

— 2 nights
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, make a trip to National Art Glass Gallery, then browse the collection at Wagga Wagga City Library, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Victory Memorial Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wagga Beach, and then hunt for treasures at River & Wren Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Wagga Wagga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Woodend to Wagga Wagga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Wagga Wagga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Canberra

— 3 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, get your game on at Axxe, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Wagga Wagga to Canberra takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Wagga Wagga in May, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

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.