11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Yarra Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Belgrave
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Ballarat
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect little chillier 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 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Healesville Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yarra Glen route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Yarra Glen by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yarra Glen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cowes.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Healesville Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

1
night
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 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cowes online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yarra Glen to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

1
night
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
On the 27th (Thu), head outdoors with Trees Adventure and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrave trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cowes to Belgrave by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cowes in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Belgrave, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Belgrave

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay journey builder tool .

Drive from Belgrave to Apollo Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 29th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Ballarat takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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