11 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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 Central and Degraves Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Eynesbury to see Eynesbury Market about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In September, Melbourne is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Eynesbury Market
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Torquay online route planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Torquay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then learn about winemaking at Gippsland Wine Company.

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You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Ventnor, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Gippsland Wine Company, The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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