4 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

4 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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4 days in Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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hours
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cowes day trip planning website .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May in Cowes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Torquay trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daytime highs in Torquay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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