6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Arthurs Seat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Princetown
— 1 night
5
Ballarat
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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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 14th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cowes Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cowes online route planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Cowes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

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Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. On the 16th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Heronswood, and finally kick back and relax at McCrae Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arthurs Seat trip website .

Drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Heronswood, McCrae Beach
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Heronswood ©
Heronswood

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Simpson Desert and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Princetown travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Arthurs Seat to Princetown in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Princetown

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Simpson Desert
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Backspace Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planner .

Getting from Princetown to Ballarat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ballarat are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

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