5 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Cowes
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Cowes

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Maru Koala and Animal Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cowes attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Maru Koala and Animal Park
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 15th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

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You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
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