15 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Aireys Inlet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Visiting Erskine Falls and The Great Ocean Road will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse, stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aireys Inlet day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Aireys Inlet due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Aireys Inlet at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay, Anglesea Surf Centre
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Great Ocean Walk and Port Campbell National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Take a break from Apollo Bay with a short trip to The Razorback in Port Campbell, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mariners Lookout, stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, and tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Griffiths Island and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Step out of the city life by going to London Bridge and Bay of Islands. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Port Campbell (The Grotto & Gibsons Steps) and Griffiths Island Lighthouse (in Port Fairy). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, work some fitness into your day at Foreshore Promenade, and have some family-friendly fun at Mini Golf by The Sea.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool day trip planning app .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Port Fairy
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner.

Getting from Warrnambool to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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