15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Merimbula
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Albury
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Merimbula

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Merimbula to Melbourne is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Beechworth Honey Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Beechworth Historic Courthouse, and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Morris Wines, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albury trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Albury, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Albury

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Beechworth, Morris Wines
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Beechworth Honey Experience ©
Beechworth Honey Experience

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, savor the flavors at Echuca Chocolate Company, then look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents, and finally examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Billabong Ranch, get interesting insight from Echuca Luxury Houseboats, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Echuca trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Albury to Echuca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
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Echuca Luxury Houseboats ©
Echuca Luxury Houseboats
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along St George's Lake, don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat holiday maker .

You can drive from Echuca to Ballarat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Ballarat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, St George's Lake
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then don't miss a visit to Mystery In The Trees, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then make a trip to The Artery, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Fairy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Great Ocean Walk and then trek along Mait's Rest. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay holiday planner.

Getting from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Lorne, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Plan trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paynesville.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

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night
Paynesville

Paynesville ©
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods, then get outside with Mitchell river walk, and finally head off the coast to Raymond Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paynesville itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Paynesville takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Paynesville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paynesville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Bairnsdale
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Raymond Island ©
Raymond Island
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk

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