8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Fingal
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Mornington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Belgrave
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Melbourne

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Fingal

Fingal ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): experience rural life at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and then hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fingal trip planner.

Melbourne to Fingal is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Fingal, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mornington.

Things to do in Fingal

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
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Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm ©
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

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nights
Mornington

Mornington ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beaches of Mornington, The Pillars at Mount Martha and Mornington Bay Trail. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Pillars at Mount Martha, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mornington Bay Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then make a trip to Main Street Mornington, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Beaches of Mornington.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mornington route tool .

Mornington is very close to Fingal. October in Mornington sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Summerlands.

Things to do in Mornington

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Beaches of Mornington ©
Beaches of Mornington

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night
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 Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Marine National Park. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then stroll through The Nobbies Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Summerlands tour planner.

You can drive from Mornington to Summerlands in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Summerlands can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belgrave.

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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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

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Belgrave

Belgrave
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Middle Brighton Baths. On the 24th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Puffing Billy Railway and then soothe aching muscles at Middle Brighton Baths.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belgrave online vacation planner .

You can drive from Summerlands to Belgrave in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Belgrave when traveling from Summerlands in October, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Belgrave

#Tours, #Spas

Side Trip

Middle Brighton Baths
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Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway
Middle Brighton Baths ©
Middle Brighton Baths

4
nights
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 Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Queen Victoria Market, The Great Ocean Road, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, make a trip to Hosier Lane, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and go for a walk through ACDC Lane.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Belgrave to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Shopping

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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