18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tamworth
Drive:  10​h
1
Wangaratta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mansfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Cape Otway
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Brimpaen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Echuca
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Tamworth

2
nights
Wangaratta

Wangaratta
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Woolshed Waterfalls.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Wangaratta trip planner.

Tamworth to Wangaratta is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. January in Wangaratta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Mansfield on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Wangaratta

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Woolshed Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

2
nights
Mansfield

Mansfield
Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mansfield travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wangaratta to Mansfield in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mansfield are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Mansfield

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Luna Park Melbourne, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Federation Square, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Luna Park Melbourne and then don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at crown casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, hunt for treasures at Queen Victoria Market, then browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and finally see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne custom trip planner.

You can drive from Mansfield to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Kilda, Brighton Beach, Scienceworks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Main Street Mornington and Torquay Surfing Academy. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see Torquay Surfing Academy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea All Dolphin Swims. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Main Street Mornington, enjoy the sand and surf at Mornington Peninsula National Park, experience rural life at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Melbourne to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sorrento are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Cape Otway on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale, Sea All Dolphin Swims, Main Street Mornington, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Mornington Peninsula National Park
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Torquay Surfing Academy ©
Torquay Surfing Academy
Mornington Peninsula National Park ©

3
nights
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
You've added Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lorne Beach and Hopetoun Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Kennet River Koala Walk and Triplet Falls. Go for a jaunt from Cape Otway to Kennett River to see Cape Patton Lookout about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: get great views at Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Otway vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Sorrento to Cape Otway in 4 hours. You will leave for Brimpaen on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Beech Forest, Kennett River, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Lorne Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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nights
Brimpaen

Brimpaen ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Pinnacle. On the 10th (Fri), admire the sheer force of McKenzies Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, then browse the exhibits of Grampians Adventure Golf & MOCO art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grampians National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brimpaen trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape Otway to Brimpaen in 4.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Echuca.

Things to do in Brimpaen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Halls Gap, MacKenzie Falls, The Balconies, Grampians National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls

3
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barmah Forest Heritage & Education Centre & Visitor Information Centre and The Great Aussie Beer Shed. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gunbower National Park and Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum. Explore Echuca's surroundings by going to Old Woperana Working Farm and Animal Nursery (in Tocumwal), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kyabram) and Shepparton (Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria Park Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, indulge your taste buds at Echuca Chocolate Company, look for gifts at Echuca Heritage Sweet Co., and admire all the interesting features of Billabong Ranch.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Echuca trip generator.

Drive from Brimpaen to Echuca in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Parkes.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Shepparton, Old Woperana Working Farm and Animal Nursery, Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, Gunbower National Park
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Gunbower National Park ©
Gunbower National Park

1
night
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. For photos and tourist information, read Parkes itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Echuca to Parkes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Parkes

Childrens Museums Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

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