23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosebud
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Campbell
Drive
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Bendigo
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive
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Katoomba
— 1 night
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Melbourne — 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rosebud.
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Rosebud — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Arthurs Seat Eagle and then awaken your taste buds at Amour of the Grape Tours. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and then slough off your stress at Peninsula Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rosebud trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Rosebud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cowes.
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Cowes — 8 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Explore Cowes' surroundings by going to State Coal Mine (in Wonthaggi) and Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, take some stellar pictures from Southpoint Lookout, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Phillip Island Massage Therapy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cowes trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rosebud to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. June in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Port Campbell takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Bendigo on the 5th (Tue).
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Bendigo — 1 night

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Victoria Hill Historic Mining Site and then explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bendigo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Bendigo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bendigo to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.
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Pokolbin — 1 night

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pokolbin journey planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 1 night

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout, and then get great views at The Three Sisters.

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You can drive from Pokolbin to Katoomba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokolbin in July, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.
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