10 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

10 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

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10 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore


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3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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 11th (Tue): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Torquay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

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

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill and then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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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 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Churchill Island, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cowes online road trip planner .

Drive from Ballarat to Cowes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In December, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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