22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Geelong
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
4
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
5
Ballarat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nagambie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Lakes Entrance
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Melbourne attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
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 (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Geelong Gallery, examine the collection at National Wool Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally take an in-depth tour of Geelong Museum Association. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and then see the interesting displays at Popcultcha Collectors Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geelong online route planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Geelong in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Geelong, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Popcultcha Collectors Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll get in some beach time at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Get outdoors at Great Ocean Walk and Erskine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay travel route planner .

Torquay is just a short distance from Geelong. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Griffiths Island and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Loch Ard Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, London Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool road trip planning website .

Drive from Torquay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosalind Park and Maldon General Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendigo Art Gallery and Lake Daylesford. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Golden Dragon Museum (in Bendigo), Harcourt Valley Vineyards (in Harcourt) and Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens (in Daylesford). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Ballarat sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, Daylesford, Harcourt Valley Vineyards, Maldon General Cemetery
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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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 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, do a tasting at Cornelia Creek Wines, then examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, and finally take an in-depth tour of Echuca Historical Society Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, do a tasting at St. Anne's Winery, then explore the galleries of Whilstle Stop Studio Gallery, then stroll through Five Mile Picnic Area, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Echuca online travel planner .

Drive from Ballarat to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagambie.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cornelia Creek Wines, Five Mile Picnic Area
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed

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Nagambie

Nagambie ©
Nagambie is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 23rd (Tue), do a tasting at The Shiraz Republic, then do a tasting at Mitchelton Wines, and then see the interesting displays at The Rockery Gemstone Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Wine by Sam, brush up on your military savvy at RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ida Lookout, and finally do a tasting at Sanguine Estate.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagambie travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Echuca to Nagambie takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Nagambie

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Heathcote, The Shiraz Republic, The Rockery Gemstone Museum, RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum, Wine by Sam
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mitchelton Wines ©
Mitchelton Wines
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum ©
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum
The Shiraz Republic ©
The Shiraz Republic

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nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography and East Gippsland Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mary's Catholic Church and Tambo Winery. Explore Lakes Entrance's surroundings by going to Snowy River Marlo (in Marlo), Ensay Winery (in Ensay) and Buchan Caves (in Buchan). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Rocks, step off the mainland to explore Raymond Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Entrance Beach, and learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Nagambie to Lakes Entrance in 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Snowy River Marlo, Tambo Winery, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, Ensay Winery
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Salmon Rocks ©
Salmon Rocks
Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach

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