12 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Mount Buller Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Mount Buller Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Mount Buller Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mount Buller
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Popular historic sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and Scots Church are in your itinerary. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online journey planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Marine National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Cape Woolamai Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, Head underground at Forrest Caves, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and trek along Swan Lake Trail.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cowes trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Buller.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Rhyll, Phillip Island Winery
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

1
night
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 3rd (Mon), stroll through Mt Buller.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Buller holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Mount Buller takes 4.5 hours. On the 4th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mount Buller

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Mt Buller ©
Mt Buller

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