10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 13th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then Head underground at Forrest Caves, and finally stroll through Swan Lake Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cowes, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Cowes to be colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Summerlands, Newhaven, Churchill Island
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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 15th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ewens Pond, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, then admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and then take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Mount Gambier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ewens Pond
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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