10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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Halls Gap
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Mount Gambier
— 1 night



Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Malmsbury Viaduct.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Daylesford trip planner.

Melbourne to Daylesford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Daylesford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.
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Halls Gap — 2 nights

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap itinerary planner.

Getting from Daylesford to Halls Gap by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Greenock.
Parks · Wineries · Nature

Greenock — 2 nights

On the 16th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars and then do a tasting at Gibson Wines.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Greenock travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Greenock takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Halls Gap to Greenock. December in Greenock sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prohibition Liquor Co and then walk around Thorndon Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seacliff Beach, stroll through Semaphore Beach, and then kick back and relax at West Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenock to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to McLaren Vale.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Side Trips

McLaren Vale — 2 nights

McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): do a tasting at Bekkers Wine. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Geddes Wines, admire the natural beauty at Shottesbrooke Vineyards, and then relax in the rural setting at Producers of McLaren Vale.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Adelaide to McLaren Vale in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Mount Gambier.
Wineries · Parks · Tours

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 21st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Reef 2 Ridge and then stroll around The Railway Lands.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from McLaren Vale to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from McLaren Vale in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Gambier: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Australia travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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.

Grampians travel guide

Hiking Trails · Zoos · Lookouts
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.

Barossa Valley travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, verdant valley formed by the North Para River, Barossa Valley enjoys prominence as a result of the area’s focus on viniculture. Vineyards have been a common sight in Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most notable wine-producing regions, since 1852, when the Bethany vineyard was first planted. The area maintains a strong association with the German community.