9 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Melbourne

2
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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 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Rock. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, and finally get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things.

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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. August in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Ventnor, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Churchill Island
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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

7
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, wander the streets of Melbourne Laneways, and hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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