11 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Melbourne to go to Pearcedale and see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, then stop by Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, and then look for gifts at Birregurra Sunday Market. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Split Point Lighthouse, Birregurra Sunday Market, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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