12 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

12 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

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12 days in Victoria & Phillip Island Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: London


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4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Warrandyte State Park and Trin Warren Tam-boore. You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, stop by Readings Book Shop, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

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London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in March, plan for much warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things.

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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 car. In March, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

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Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. March in Ballarat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Fri).

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Wildlife Parks Nature
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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