8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Healesville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fingal
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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hours
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Healesville online trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Healesville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Healesville. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Healesville hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fingal.

Things to do in Healesville

#Nature, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

1
night
Fingal

Fingal ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk and then admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Fingal trip builder .

Drive from Healesville to Fingal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healesville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fingal, with lows around 8°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Fingal

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

1
night
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 9th (Thu): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Torquay online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fingal to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Torquay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Torquay

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Halls Gap Zoo, hike along The Pinnacle, and then stop by Halls Gap General Store.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halls Gap day trip site .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Halls Gap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder site .

Drive from Halls Gap to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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