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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Brighton Beach has been added to your itinerary. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Pamper yourself for a day on the 19th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Brighton Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wildlife Coast Cruises. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Cowes Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, and then Head underground at Forrest Caves. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, then learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cowes online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre
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Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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