17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Fly:  4​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  12​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
6
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Goondiwindi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Gold Coast


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2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Gold Coast to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Port Arthur Historic Site capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Go for a jaunt from Richmond to Taranna to see Tasmanian Devil Unzoo about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Richmond in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Richmond hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berriedale, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Seven Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
James Boag Brewery Experience has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley and stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

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

Drive from Richmond to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take a stroll through Degraves Street, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Devonport in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Balloon Rides
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

few
hours
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 4th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Lorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Spas

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lorne trip app .

Traveling by bus from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Lorne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

few
hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese and then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

You can plan Port Campbell trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Lorne to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Shopping Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ballarat trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

1
night
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wagga Wagga travel route planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Wagga Wagga by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, Wagga Wagga is a bit warmer than Ballarat - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wagga Wagga Beach ©
Wagga Wagga Beach
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery ©
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
National Art Glass Gallery ©
National Art Glass Gallery

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Planning Dubbo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wagga Wagga to Dubbo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Goondiwindi on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Nature Museums

1
night
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi ©
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then make a trip to Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey, and finally make a splash at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goondiwindi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Goondiwindi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 9th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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