11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
St Kilda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ballarat
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and then head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cowes. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Cowes are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St Kilda tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to St Kilda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. In December, daytime highs in St Kilda are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Geelong on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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1
night
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a splash at Adventure Park Geelong.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geelong vacation planner .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Geelong takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. In December in Geelong, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Geelong

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Adventure Park Geelong
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Adventure Park Geelong ©
Adventure Park Geelong

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, then shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, and then hike along Great Ocean Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geelong to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to The Grotto, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, and finally stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Whale Bone Studio Arts ©
Whale Bone Studio Arts

few
hours
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary builder tool .

Warrnambool is just a short distance from Port Fairy. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

few
hours
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Ballarat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Museums, #Parks
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The Gold Museum ©
The Gold Museum
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps and other tourist information, read Melbourne visit app .

Take a train from Ballarat to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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