12 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 26th (Tue), meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Rock.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cowes day trip tool .

Melbourne to Cowes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Ventnor, Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Warrandyte State Park and Melbourne Zoo. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, identify plant and animal life at Westgate Park, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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