12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Mount Gambier
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Narrandera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cowra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
7
Mildura
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

few
hours
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier visit planner .

Adelaide to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Mount Gambier Public Library ©
Mount Gambier Public Library

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, take in the exciting artwork at Stony Creek Gallery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Mount Gambier to Ballarat in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stony Creek Gallery
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, learn about winemaking at St. Anne's Winery, see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, then make a trip to GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd. On your second day here, engage your brain at TwistED, view the masterpieces at Whilstle Stop Studio Gallery, then look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents, then examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, and finally get engrossed in the history at Echuca Historical Society Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Echuca vacation planner .

Drive from Ballarat to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Narrandera.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

1
night
Narrandera

Narrandera ©
Narrandera until around 1949 also spelled "Narandera", is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Narrandera Visitor Information Centre, take an in-depth tour of Tiger Moth Memorial, then ponder the design of The Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain, and finally make a splash at Lake Talbot Swimming Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Narrandera trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Echuca to Narrandera in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cowra.

Things to do in Narrandera

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Lake Talbot Swimming Park ©
Lake Talbot Swimming Park
Tiger Moth Memorial ©
Tiger Moth Memorial
Narrandera Visitor Information Centre ©

1
night
Cowra

Cowra ©
Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Bellevue Hill Reserve and Lookout, make a trip to Cowra Prisoner of War Camp, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cowra Japanese Garden, then don't miss a visit to Australia's World Peace Bell, and finally look for gifts at Finds on Fitzroy.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cowra tour planner .

Traveling by car from Narrandera to Cowra takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Cowra

Parks Shopping
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Cowra Japanese Garden ©
Cowra Japanese Garden
Finds on Fitzroy ©
Finds on Fitzroy

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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, nature, wildlife, and parks. 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, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cowra to Canberra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

2
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get your game on at Woodsies Gem Shop, then explore and take pictures at Orange World, and then sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery. On the next day, learn about all things military at RAAF Memorial & Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Inflatable World, then explore the world behind art at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and finally make a trip to Lock 11.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mildura trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Mildura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Mildura: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Orange World
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Woodsies Gem Shop ©
Woodsies Gem Shop
Orange World ©
Orange World
Inflatable World ©
Inflatable World

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