13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h
1
Beech Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Beech Forest

Beech Forest ©
Otway e bikes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Hopetoun Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods, and then pedal to the sights with Otway e bikes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): hike along Great Otway National Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Beech Forest trip planner.

Melbourne to Beech Forest is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Beech Forest

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), head outdoors with The Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Blarney Books and Art, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Beech Forest to Warrnambool takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Bay of Martyrs, The Arch
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kryal Castle and Point Nepean National Park. Get in touch with nature at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Maru Koala and Animal Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Lake Daylesford), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and Ballarat (The Gold Museum & Art Gallery of Ballarat). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Rippon Lea, examine the collection at Scienceworks, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Rippon Lea, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Scienceworks
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Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island Heritage Farm, do a tasting at Purple Hen Winery, then experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip planner .

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 May, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Churchill Island Marine National Park
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Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Bimbadeen Phillip Island ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island

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