12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Horsham
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Mount Hotham
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide journey builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Adelaide. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph, then explore the activities along Wimmera River, then trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, and finally do a tasting at Barangaroo Boutique Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Horsham online visit planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Horsham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Trails Nature
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Barangaroo Boutique Wines ©
Barangaroo Boutique Wines

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Bring the kids along to Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Bendigo Art Gallery (in Bendigo), Spas (in Daylesford) and Holgate Brewhouse (in Woodend). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ballarat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Horsham to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holgate Brewhouse, Bendigo Art Gallery, Spas, St Augustine's Church
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Spas

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Werribee Open Range Zoo and Bells Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery, head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and stop by Mind Games.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip builder website .

Getting from Ballarat to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Torquay, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geelong, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Erskine Falls
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
On the 28th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm and then hike along Bungalow Spur Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Hotham vacation planning app .

You can drive from Torquay to Mount Hotham in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Harrietville
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Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm ©
Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm

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