8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Geelong
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Fairhaven
— 1 night
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Lorne
— 1 day
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Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Port Fairy
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Mount Gambier
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Coonawarra
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Strathalbyn
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Port Elliot
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Victor Harbor
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McLaren Vale
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Melbourne

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planning website.

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You will leave for Geelong on the 7th (Sat).
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Geelong — 2 nights

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. Geelong is known for beaches, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geelong itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Geelong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.
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Torquay — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay travel route builder tool.

Torquay is just a stone's throw from Geelong. In May, daytime highs in Torquay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fairhaven.
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Fairhaven — 1 night

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fairhaven trip tool.

Getting from Torquay to Fairhaven by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Fairhaven can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Lorne on the 11th (Wed).
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Lorne — 1 day

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorne tour itinerary planning website.

Lorne is just a stone's throw from Fairhaven. In May, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 1 night

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip planner.

Getting from Lorne to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Port Fairy.
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Fairy journey builder app.

Port Fairy is just a short distance from Warrnambool. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Mount Gambier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Fairy to Mount Gambier is minus 0.5 hours. May in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Coonawarra on the 12th (Thu).
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Coonawarra

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coonawarra day trip planning app.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Coonawarra in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Coonawarra can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Strathalbyn on the 12th (Thu).
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Strathalbyn

Strathalbyn is a town in South Australia, in the Alexandrina Council. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Strathalbyn trip planner.

Getting from Coonawarra to Strathalbyn by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Port Elliot.
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Port Elliot

Port Elliot is a town in South Australia toward the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Elliot online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Strathalbyn to Port Elliot in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Port Elliot are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Victor Harbor.
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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 reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip app.

Victor Harbor is very close to Port Elliot. In May, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to McLaren Vale.
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McLaren Vale — 1 night

McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, then look for gifts at McLaren Unvaled, and then awaken your taste buds at Wine Diva Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the McLaren Vale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to McLaren Vale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 night

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 14th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and then take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Adelaide takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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