11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Shepparton
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Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive

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Melbourne

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Apollo Bay

— 1 night
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hike along Great Ocean Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then brush up on your military savvy at Cape Otway Lightstation, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary app.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Apollo Bay to Mount Gambier, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then make a trip to Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planner.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Mount Gambier in December, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Port Augusta

— 2 nights
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then get great views at Water Tower Lookout, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Port Augusta Train Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Augusta journey tool.

Getting from Adelaide to Port Augusta by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Shepparton

— 1 night
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Moooving Art Shepparton, examine the collection at Shepparton Motor Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Belstack Strawberry Farm, then appreciate the history behind Black Caviar Statue, and finally explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Benalla Ceramic Mural, indulge your senses at North East Vineyard Tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Benalla Botanic Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Benalla Walking Track.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shepparton route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Shepparton. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Port Augusta to Shepparton. Traveling from Port Augusta in January, Shepparton is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Shepparton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.