10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Torquay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in March: highs in Torquay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): head off the coast to Churchill Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flynns Beach, and finally stroll through The Nobbies Centre. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Rock Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Torquay to Cowes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Summerlands, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Yileena Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and finally cool off at Seville Water Play Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Healesville trip builder website .

Getting from Cowes to Healesville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cowes in March since evenings lows in Healesville dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Nature Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Seville Water Play Park, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Yileena Park
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Seville Water Play Park ©
Seville Water Play Park
Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

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You can drive from Healesville to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Food Tours

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