9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1 h
1
Mooroolbark
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
3
Port Lincoln
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mooroolbark

Mooroolbark
On the 24th (Tue), have fun at Montrose Community Playground and Recreation Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mooroolbark driving holiday planner.

Melbourne to Mooroolbark is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Mooroolbark

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Montrose Community Playground and Recreation Reserve

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Big Banana Fun Park, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mooroolbark to Coffs Harbour with the Route module. Traveling from Mooroolbark in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Coffs Harbour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

1
day
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Fishery Bay and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Port Lincoln in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 27th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then get great views at Water Tower Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Augusta trip planner .

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout

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.
On the 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Semaphore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Goolwa Barrage, enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, then don't miss a visit to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, and finally head off the coast to Granite Island.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Victor Harbor driving holiday website .

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Goolwa Barrage, Horseshoe Bay
Highlights from your plan
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
The Goolwa Barrage ©
The Goolwa Barrage

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Bay of Islands and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool day trip site .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Warrnambool takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

London Bridge, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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