12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Newcastle
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Albury
— 1 night
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Halls Gap
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell
Drive
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Lorne
Drive
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Yarra Glen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 2 nights
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
Drive
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Mallacoota
— 1 night
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Wollongong
— 1 night
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Newcastle

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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle vacation tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Newcastle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Albury.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Albury

— 1 night
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 16th (Fri), learn about all things military at Military Memorobilia Display.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albury tour planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Albury takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albury, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Albury

Museums

Side Trip

Halls Gap

— 3 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Pinnacle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, and get great views at Reed Lookout.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Halls Gap using our trip planner.

Getting from Albury to Halls Gap by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Lorne

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Lorne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yarra Glen.
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Yarra Glen

— 3 nights
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, then do a tasting at Yileena Park, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Chandon Winery, and finally do a tasting at Corniola Wines.

Make your Yarra Glen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Yarra Glen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Yarra Glen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Cowes

— 2 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 23rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Tyde, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally head outdoors with The Nobbies.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cowes online journey maker.

You can drive from Yarra Glen to Cowes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yarra Glen in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Cowes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 2 hours. You'll set off for Mallacoota on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Mallacoota

— 1 night
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mallacoota journey maker.

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Mallacoota in 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mallacoota are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Wollongong on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Mallacoota

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Wollongong

— 1 night
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 26th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wollongong driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mallacoota to Wollongong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Newcastle.

Things to do in Wollongong

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newcastle

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Shepherds Hill Fort, and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Wollongong to Newcastle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

Phillip Island travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.