25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
helicopter:  30 min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Mollymook
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Crescent Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Durban

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayak Melbourne, Zero Latency and Queen Victoria Market. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Queen Victoria Market, get active on the water at Kayak Melbourne, then get your game on at Zero Latency, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder site .

Durban, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Durban to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in December, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sorrento.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Kayak Melbourne ©
Kayak Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Front Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Bay of Islands, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Diamond Bay.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sorrento are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sorrento Front Beach ©
Sorrento Front Beach
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Spas

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hopetoun Falls as well as Cape Otway Lightstation.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay travel planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Apollo Bay in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Hopetoun Falls, Loch Ard Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Fairy online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Albury.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Hume and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albury road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Albury takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Albury, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Mollymook.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

4
nights
Mollymook

Mollymook ©
Mollymook is located on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia approximately three hours' drive south of Sydney within the City of Shoalhaven local government area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mollymook: Batemans Bay (Batemans Bay Indoor Karting & Batemans Bay Mini Golf), Nowra (Shoalhaven Zoo & St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra) and Huskisson (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Callala Beach, browse the exhibits of Anica Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Booderee National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mollymook holiday website .

You can drive from Albury to Mollymook in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albury in December, expect nights in Mollymook to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Crescent Head.

Things to do in Mollymook

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Nowra, Cupitts Winery, Callala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf

5
nights
Crescent Head

Crescent Head ©
Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent Head: Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head) and Un4gettable4evermore (in Gladstone). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Goolawah National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent Head tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mollymook to Crescent Head. Traveling from Mollymook in December, you will find days in Crescent Head are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Newcastle.

Things to do in Crescent Head

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Un4gettable4evermore, Korogoro Walking Track
Highlights from your plan
Goolawah National Park ©
Goolawah National Park

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Newcastle is known for beaches, parks, museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner.

Drive from Crescent Head to Newcastle in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Crescent Head in December, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip website .

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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