31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Anglesea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Lorne
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bendigo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Mount Hotham
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Mount Baw Baw
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Traralgon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Yanakie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Newhaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Dandenong
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
End: Melbourne

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Torquay

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, then stroll through Bells Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Impossible Surf Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach, then view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Torquay Front Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Torquay Front Beach ©
Torquay Front Beach
Point Impossible Surf Beach ©
Point Impossible Surf Beach

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Devil's Elbow, stroll through Fairhaven Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, then stop by Great Escape Books, and finally identify plant and animal life at Allen Noble Sanctuary. On the next day, kick back and relax at Guvvos Beach and then make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anglesea route site .

Anglesea is just a stone's throw from Torquay. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Allen Noble Sanctuary ©
Allen Noble Sanctuary
Great Escape Books ©
Great Escape Books

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Relax by the water at Lorne Beach and Shelly Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Great Ocean Road and Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, don't miss a visit to The Splitters Grave, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lorne Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lorne road trip tool .

Drive from Anglesea to Lorne in an hour. In January in Lorne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Great Ocean Road
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Bay of Islands and Bay of Martyrs. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and The Arch. Take a break from Warrnambool with a short trip to The Razorback in Port Campbell, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, and get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

Plan my trip to Warrnambool with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Lorne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Bay of Martyrs, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
The Arch ©
The Arch
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum, steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Bridge Mall Farmers Market, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and then admire the sheer force of Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip app .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Ballarat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs, Kryal Castle, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle
Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs ©
Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs

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night
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Kilian's Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bendigo route website .

You can drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Discovery Science and Technology Centre ©
St Kilian's Church ©
St Kilian's Church

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get curious at TwistED, then contemplate the long history of Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then stroll through Five Mile Picnic Area, and finally don't miss a visit to GrainCorp Silo Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Echuca tour planning site .

You can take a bus from Bendigo to Echuca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mildura.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Five Mile Picnic Area, GrainCorp Silo Art
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TwistED Science ©
TwistED Science
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
GrainCorp Silo Art ©
GrainCorp Silo Art

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night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Psyche Bend Pumping Station and then identify plant and animal life at Ned's Corner.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mildura attractions site .

You can drive from Echuca to Mildura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Psyche Bend Pumping Station
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Psyche Bend Pumping Station ©
Psyche Bend Pumping Station

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night
Canberra

Canberra
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 16th (Thu), trek along ANZAC Parade Walk and then have fun and explore at National Capital Exhibition.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra attractions site .

Fly from Mildura to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Canberra is slightly colder than Mildura - with highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Trails Outdoors
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ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
National Capital Exhibition ©
National Capital Exhibition

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night
Albury

Albury
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albury road trip planning site .

You can drive from Canberra to Albury in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, Albury is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Albury

Outdoors
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Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Great Alpine Road.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Hotham travel route builder tool .

Drive from Albury to Mount Hotham in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Baw Baw.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fainter Falls, Great Alpine Road, Alpine National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Fainter Falls ©
Fainter Falls
Alpine National Park ©
Alpine National Park
Great Alpine Road
Great Alpine Road

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Mount Baw Baw

Mount Baw Baw ©
Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Mount Baw Baw, boasting magnificent alpine landscapes, but also a plethora of activities for a visitor to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Baw Baw Summit Walk and then stroll through Mount Baw Baw.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Baw Baw day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Hotham to Mount Baw Baw. In January, daytime highs in Mount Baw Baw are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Traralgon.

Things to do in Mount Baw Baw

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Mount Baw Baw ©
Mount Baw Baw

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Traralgon

Traralgon ©
Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Jump & Climb Traralgon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hyland.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Traralgon trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Baw Baw to Traralgon. When traveling from Mount Baw Baw in January, plan for slightly colder days in Traralgon, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Traralgon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Hyland
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Lake Hyland ©
Lake Hyland
St Michael's Church ©
St Michael's Church

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Yanakie

Yanakie ©
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Squeaky Beach and Cotters Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wilsons Promontory National Park (Tongue Point & Darby Beach) and Walkerville Lime Kilns (in Walkerville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Big Drift and take in the exciting artwork at Alison Lester- Gallery and Bookshop.

Discover how to plan a Yanakie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Traralgon to Yanakie. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Yanakie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Walkerville Lime Kilns, Alison Lester- Gallery and Bookshop
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Darby Beach ©
Darby Beach

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Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Cape Paterson Bay Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Cowes Beach and Shack Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newhaven: Inverloch (Eagles Nest & Inverloch Surf Beach) and Bunurong Marine National Park (in Cape Paterson). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, identify plant and animal life at Seal Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventnor Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newhaven online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yanakie to Newhaven. In January in Newhaven, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dandenong.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Inverloch, Cowes, Phillip Island, Cape Paterson, Ventnor Beach
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
Eagles Nest ©
Eagles Nest

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Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Take a break from the city and head to Rye Beach and Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Family-friendly places like Chelsea Beach and The Australian Shark & Ray Centre will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dandenong: Flinders Blowhole (in Flinders), Seaford Foreshore Reserve (in Seaford) and Cape Schanck (Cape Schanck Lighthouse, The Coastal Walk, & more). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dandenong Market, make a splash at Melbourne Cable Park, do a tasting at Quealy Winemakers, and trek along The Briars Park.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dandenong trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Newhaven to Dandenong by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Dandenong

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Schanck, Mt Martha, Flinders, Chelsea Beach, Rye Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk

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