10 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

7
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 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toCowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Rhyll Jetty. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and then Head underground at Forrest Caves.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes online trip maker .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newhaven, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Churchill Island, Maru Koala and Animal Park, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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