14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pearcedale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Summerlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torquay Central Farmers Market as well as The Great Ocean Road. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Torquay Central Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Split Point Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Eastern Beach Reserve
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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 Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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 Purple Hen Winery as well as Phillip Island Wildlife Park. On the 2nd (Wed), do a tasting at Purple Hen Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tyde, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In January, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

3
nights
Pearcedale

Pearcedale ©
Pearcedale is a township and coastal rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 49 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, stroll through Frankston Beach, view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

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Traveling by car from Cowes to Pearcedale takes 1.5 hours. December in Pearcedale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pearcedale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Lighthouse, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Frankston Beach, Sorrento Back Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques
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Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach

2
nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Berrys Beach and then kick back and relax at Ventnor Beach.

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Drive from Pearcedale to Summerlands in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Summerlands can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ventnor
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
Flynns Beach ©
Flynns Beach

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