59 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

59 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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59 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 53 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, stop by Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, and then don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay online attractions planner .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

National Wool Museum, Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, Lorne Beach, Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

53
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Mount Martha Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Passing Clouds Winery, & more), Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs) and Mornington Racecourse Market (in Mornington). Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Kinglake National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Red Hill, Yarra Glen, Merricks, Coldstream
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
nights
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 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre. On the next day, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes travel planning website .

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 car. In April, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Churchill Island, Maru Koala and Animal Park, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©

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