49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Port MacDonnell
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier
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Dartmoor
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Hamilton
— 3 nights
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Penshurst
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Camperdown
— 3 nights
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Mortlake
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Colac
— 4 nights
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Beeac
— 8 nights
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Ballarat
— 6 nights
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Creswick
— 1 night
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Daylesford
— 2 nights
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Lancefield
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Kilmore
— 1 night
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Whittlesea
— 3 nights
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Coldstream
— 2 nights
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Mount Dandenong
— 3 nights
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Belgrave
— 4 nights
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Cranbourne
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Bonbeach
— 1 night
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Brighton
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Elwood
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Mount Gambier

— 3 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Robe Beach (in Robe), Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Penola (Petticoat Lane & Raidis Estate). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

Plan my day in Mount Gambier using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mount Gambier. In August, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port MacDonnell

— 4 nights
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port MacDonnell: Donovans Landing (in Nelson) and Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Donald & Sheila Feast's Classic Car Collection & memorabilia, go for a walk through Cape Northumberland, examine the collection at The Port MacDonnell and District Maritime Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Little Blue Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port MacDonnell trip itinerary planning app.

Port MacDonnell is very close to Mount Gambier. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier online trip builder.

Mount Gambier is just a short distance from Port MacDonnell. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Dartmoor.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a rural township on the Princes Highway and the Glenelg River between Heywood and the South Australian border, in southwestern Victoria. On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Dartmoor and district Avenue of Honour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dartmoor trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Dartmoor by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Hamilton

— 3 nights
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. On the 4th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Pierrepoint Wines. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf, stroll through The Pinnacle, and then make a trip to Boroka Lookout.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dartmoor to Hamilton by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Dartmoor to Hamilton, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Penshurst.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Penshurst

Penshurst is a town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Penshurst Wetlands Public Gardens and then get impressive views of Mount Rouse.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Penshurst day trip tool.

Penshurst is just a short distance from Hamilton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Penshurst

Parks · Nature

Camperdown

— 3 nights
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camperdown: Childer's Cove (in The Cove) and Berry World (in Timboon). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, appreciate the history behind Manifold Clock Tower, explore the activities along Lake Bullen Merri, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Camperdown driving holiday tool.

Getting from Penshurst to Camperdown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mortlake.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mortlake

Mortlake is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Hamilton Highway, 50km north-east of Warrnambool. For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mortlake travel itinerary planner.

Mortlake is very close to Camperdown. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Colac.

Things to do in Mortlake

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Colac

— 4 nights
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Get out of town with these interesting Colac side-trips: Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls, Beauchamp Falls, &more), Barwon Park (in Winchelsea) and Otway Blueberries (in Gellibrand). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at Jo's Pantry, learn about winemaking at Red Rock Winery, and experience rural life at Tarndie.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colac itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mortlake to Colac in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Colac are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beeac.

Things to do in Colac

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beeac

— 8 nights
Beeac is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. When in Beeac, make a side trip to see Inverleigh Flora Reserve in Inverleigh, approximately Inverleigh away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Beeac Windmill Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beeac trip planner.

Beeac is very close to Colac. In September in Beeac, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Ballarat on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Beeac

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ballarat

— 6 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Ararat (Ghost & Vampire Tours, J Ward Museum Complex, &more) and Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, make a trip to Arch of Victory, take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ballarat sightseeing site.

You can drive from Beeac to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Creswick.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Creswick

— 1 night
Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 129 km northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, then get some fabulous bargains at Creswick Woollen Mills, and then explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Creswick trip planner.

Creswick is just a short distance from Ballarat. In September, daily temperatures in Creswick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Creswick

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford

— 2 nights
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, then browse for treasures at The Mill Markets, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Daylesford trip planner.

Daylesford is just a stone's throw from Creswick. September in Daylesford sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Lancefield.

Things to do in Daylesford

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Spas

Lancefield

Lancefield is a town in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area in Victoria, Australia 73km north of the state capital, Melbourne and had a population of 2,357 at the 2011 census.HistoryThe area was used by the indigenous aboriginal people as a quarry site for the manufacture of stone axes and was first settled by European squatters in 1837. To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lancefield trip planning tool.

You can drive from Daylesford to Lancefield in an hour. October in Lancefield sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Kilmore on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Lancefield

Shopping · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Kilmore

— 1 night
Kilmore is a town in the Australian state of Victoria. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kilmore Catholic Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Kilmore Old Courthouse Gallery, and then walk around Hadfield Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilmore tour itinerary planner.

Kilmore is very close to Lancefield. In October, daily temperatures in Kilmore can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Whittlesea.

Things to do in Kilmore

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Whittlesea

— 3 nights
Whittlesea is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Whittlesea is known for theme parks and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinglake National Park, find something for the whole family at Funfields Theme Park, go for a walk through Toorourrong Reservoir Park, and tee off at Mandalay Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Whittlesea travel route planner.

Whittlesea is very close to Kilmore. October in Whittlesea sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Coldstream.

Things to do in Whittlesea

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Coldstream

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Napoleone Cider, learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines, then stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and finally do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Rochford Wines Yarra Valley, learn about winemaking at Dominique Portet Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine Chandon Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coldstream trip maker.

You can drive from Whittlesea to Coldstream in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Coldstream can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mount Dandenong.

Things to do in Coldstream

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Dandenong

— 3 nights
On the 8th (Thu), experience rural life at Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, admire the natural beauty at Tesselaar, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Montrose Community Playground and Recreation Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Marie Wallace Park, wander the streets of Croydon Main Street, and then grab your bike and head to Tarralla Creek Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mount Dandenong online travel planner.

Mount Dandenong is just a stone's throw from Coldstream. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Dandenong can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Mount Dandenong

Parks · Fun & Games · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Belgrave

— 4 nights
Belgrave is known for outdoors, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, experience rural life at Chesterfield Farm, admire the natural beauty at Wilson Botanic Park, and identify plant and animal life at Tim Neville Arboretum.

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

Belgrave is just a short distance from Mount Dandenong. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cranbourne

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cranbourne trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Belgrave to Cranbourne in an hour. Traveling from Belgrave in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cranbourne, with lows around 11°C. You will leave for Bonbeach on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Bonbeach

— 1 night
On the 14th (Wed), walk around The Beauty Spot, look for all kinds of wild species at Seaford Foreshore Reserve, then have some family-friendly fun at Gravity Zone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chelsea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carrum Beach and then enjoy some diversion at Oz Shooting.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bonbeach travel planner.

Bonbeach is very close to Cranbourne. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Bonbeach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Brighton

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brighton route planner.

Getting from Bonbeach to Brighton by car takes about an hour. In October in Brighton, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Elwood.

Things to do in Brighton

Spas
Highlights from your trip

Elwood

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Elwood journey planner.

Elwood is very close to Brighton. October in Elwood sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Elwood

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Australia travel guide

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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.