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

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

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

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay tour itinerary builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Torquay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get little chillier in Torquay: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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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 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car 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, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, The Nobbies Centre
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool .

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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