18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mt Martha
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lorne
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site.

Budapest, Hungary to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Budapest to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 1 night
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Sydney to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mt Martha.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Mt Martha

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Arthurs Seat Eagle, kick back and relax at Mount Martha Beach, and then trek along The Briars Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mt Martha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Mt Martha takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mt Martha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Mt Martha

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Lorne

— 3 nights
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lorne: Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Torquay (Bells Beach & The Great Ocean Road). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, kick back and relax at Lorne Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lorne vacation planning website.

You can drive from Mt Martha to Lorne in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell route planner.

Getting from Lorne to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Warrnambool

— 1 night
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, then examine the collection at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

Planning Melbourne trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Mornington Peninsula travel guide

4.2
Turkish Baths · Beaches · Wine Tours & Tastings