13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
St Kilda
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Ballarat
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cowes Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Cowes is 2 hours. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Cowes: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre
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Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, make a trip to The Grotto, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip builder .

Getting from Cowes to Port Campbell by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Bay of Islands
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lorne Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lorne online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Lorne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geelong.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geelong trip builder website .

You can drive from Lorne to Geelong in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Geelong

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elwood Beach, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda online visit planner .

Drive from Geelong to St Kilda in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Elwood Beach, Brighton Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

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 Fitzroy Gardens. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning app .

Melbourne is very close to St Kilda. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Wendouree and then explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat route planner.

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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