12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Ballarat
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dandenong
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
St Kilda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ballarat is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Ballarat to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Port Fairy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hike along Mait's Rest and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

Discover how to plan a Apollo Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geelong.

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

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. On the 10th (Mon), cool off at Adventure Park Geelong.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Geelong trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Geelong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Geelong

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Adventure Park Geelong
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2
nights
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, shop like a local with McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, and then kick back and relax at Frankston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dandenong attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Geelong to Dandenong takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Dandenong

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Frankston Beach, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, take a leisurely stroll along St Kilda Pier, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the St Kilda online vacation planner .

You can drive from Dandenong to St Kilda in an hour. December in St Kilda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Scienceworks
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 14th (Fri), meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

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You can drive from St Kilda to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. In December in Cowes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

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You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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