16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Torquay
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Cape Otway
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Coonawarra
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Naracoorte
— 1 night
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Robe
— 1 night
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Kingston SE
— 1 night
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Meningie
— 1 night
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Victor Harbor
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Hallett Cove
— 1 day
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Lochiel
— 1 night
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Kaniva
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Horsham
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Sheep Hills
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Halls Gap
— 3 nights
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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip builder.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll set off for Cape Otway on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Cape Otway

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Cape Otway Lightstation.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Otway trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Torquay to Cape Otway in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Portland

— 1 night
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cape Otway to Portland in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cape Otway to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake and then admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier route planner.

Drive from Portland to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

Coonawarra

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coonawarra trip planning site.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Coonawarra in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Coonawarra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Naracoorte

— 1 night
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naracoorte driving holiday planner.

Naracoorte is very close to Coonawarra. You'll set off for Robe on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks · Nature

Robe

— 1 night
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Robe takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kingston SE.
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Kingston SE

— 1 night
Kingston SE is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east coastline on the shores of Lacepede Bay. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Kingston Jetty and then don't miss a visit to The Big Lobster.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kingston SE road trip website.

Kingston SE is just a stone's throw from Robe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Meningie.

Meningie

— 1 night
Meningie is a town on the south-east side of Lake Albert in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meningie Lions Jubilee Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pink Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Meningie Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Meningie vacation builder website.

You can drive from Kingston SE to Meningie in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Meningie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Meningie to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Hallett Cove on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Hallett Cove

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Marion and then stroll around Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hallett Cove vacation planning website.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Hallett Cove by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Hallett Cove can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hallett Cove

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 9th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide journey planner.

Drive from Hallett Cove to Adelaide in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Adelaide are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lochiel.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries
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Lochiel

— 1 night
Lochiel is a small town in the Mid North of South Australia 125 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to The Big Blade and then don't miss a visit to Lake Bumbunga.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lochiel day trip site.

Getting from Adelaide to Lochiel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kaniva.

Things to do in Lochiel

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kaniva

Kaniva is a town in Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kaniva trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lochiel to Kaniva in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Lochiel to Kaniva. You will leave for Horsham on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Kaniva

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Horsham

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Horsham tour builder.

Drive from Kaniva to Horsham in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Sheep Hills on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Horsham

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Sheep Hills

Start your trip to Sheep Hills by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Horsham to Sheep Hills in an hour. You will leave for Halls Gap on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Sheep Hills

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Halls Gap

— 3 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
When in Halls Gap, make a side trip to see Best's Wines Great Western in Great Western, approximately Great Western away. There's much more to do: trek along The Pinnacle, meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, get great views at Boroka Lookout, and admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halls Gap trip app.

You can drive from Sheep Hills to Halls Gap in 1.5 hours. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.