5 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

5 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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5 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours as well as Outback Billy's. On the 14th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at Outback Billy's, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours ©
Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Cowes Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, and then kick back and relax at Flynns Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cowes travel planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Summerlands, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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