17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cowes
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, then make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater, then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Fairy takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell online visit planner .

Drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip tool .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Eastern Beach Reserve, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head off the coast to Churchill Island, then browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then get outside with The Nobbies, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cowes online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Torquay to Cowes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Cowes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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