3 days in Melbourne, Apollo Bay & Princetown Itinerary

3 days in Melbourne, Apollo Bay & Princetown Itinerary

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3 days in Melbourne, Apollo Bay & Princetown Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Princetown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Sun), stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, then stroll through Great Ocean Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Princetown tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Princetown

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Loch Ard Gorge
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk

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