12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mount Buller
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fingal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. There's still lots to do: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, make a trip to Block Arcade, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Buller.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Mount Buller

Mount Buller ©
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. On the 14th (Wed), hit the slopes at Mt Buller. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Paradise Falls and then glide through natural beauty at Mount Stirling.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mount Buller trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Mount Buller by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Mount Buller

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Falls
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Mt Buller ©
Mt Buller
Mount Stirling ©
Mount Stirling

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Rhyll Jetty. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tyde, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cowes holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Buller to Cowes takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fingal.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rhyll, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Fingal

Fingal ©
Fingal is a rural locality of the Mornington Peninsula abutting Bass Strait along Gunnamatta Beach and lying between the suburbs of Rye and Cape Schanck. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, and then admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fingal trip planner .

Getting from Cowes to Fingal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Fingal, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Fingal

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Panorama Garden Estate, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Torquay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fingal to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

2
nights
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. On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Scienceworks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catani Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St Kilda sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Torquay to St Kilda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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