8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Avalon Melbourne australia:  8​h
1
Cowes
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dandenong
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cowes is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cowes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat day trip tool .

You can drive from Cowes to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In December, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay online attractions planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Torquay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in Torquay

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

1
night
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): cool off at Melbourne Cable Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dandenong trip builder .

Drive from Torquay to Dandenong in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Dandenong

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Melbourne Cable Park ©
Melbourne Cable Park

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes Crown Casino, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Central, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, catch all the local highlights with Escape Discovery Adventures, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Queen Victoria Market, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning app .

You can drive from Dandenong to Melbourne in an hour. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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