16 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Geelong (National Wool Museum & Eastern Beach Reserve). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. In May, Melbourne is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, stroll through Logan's Beach, then make a trip to The Grotto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and finally stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cape Nelson State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse, then stop by Portland Strawberries, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip tool .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Portland Botanical Gardens ©
Portland Botanical Gardens

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 Loch Ard Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Gibsons Steps. Explore Apollo Bay's surroundings by going to Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, Apostle Whey Cheese, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay itinerary tool .

Getting from Portland to Apollo Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

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
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
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.
Relax by the water at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erskine Falls and Teddy's Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Aireys Inlet (Split Point Lighthouse & Great Escape Books). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip maker app .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
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