11 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sovereign Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach. Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and Panorama Garden Estate will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Barwon Park (in Winchelsea), Wonthaggi (State Coal Mine & Wonthaggi Wetlands Reserve) and Rye Beach (in Rye). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, take in the views from Kilcunda Trestle Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilcunda, Cowes, Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Torquay
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Goldsmith's Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cowes travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Cowes, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Forrest Caves, The Goldsmith's Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

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