8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Summerlands
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

2
days
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lydiard Street as well as Ballarat Wildlife Park. On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Ballarat, then admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station, and finally make a trip to Lydiard Street.

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Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

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You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

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

1
day
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 Southbank, Melbourne Central, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Federation Square, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, don't miss a visit to Southbank, then make a trip to Block Arcade, and finally wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

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Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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hours
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Churchill Island Marine National Park, Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade. On the 25th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Summerlands online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Summerlands by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. In October, daily temperatures in Summerlands can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Summerlands

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Marine National Park
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Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hosier Lane, Impossible Occurrences, Middle Brighton Baths, and other attractions you added. Step out of Melbourne to go to Silvan and see Tesselaar's Bulbs and Flowers, which is approximately 54 minutes away.

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You can drive from Summerlands to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Puffing Billy Railway, Middle Brighton Baths, Tesselaar's Bulbs and Flowers, Rayner's Orchard, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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