6 days in Great Ocean Road, Hawthorn & Melbourne Itinerary

6 days in Great Ocean Road, Hawthorn & Melbourne Itinerary

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6 days in Great Ocean Road, Hawthorn & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hawthorn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Johor Bahru

1
day
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 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, then pick up some local products at Torquay Farmers' Market, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip builder tool .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Torquay is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, subway, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Johor Bahru to Torquay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johor Bahru in June; daily highs in Torquay reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hawthorn.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Anglesea Surf Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Surf Centre ©
Anglesea Surf Centre
Torquay Farmers' Market ©
Torquay Farmers' Market

1
night
Hawthorn

Hawthorn ©
Hawthorn is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6km east of Melbourne's central business district. On the 2nd (Sun), browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Waverley Antique Bazaar, then look for gifts at Hahndorf's Chocolates, and finally view the masterpieces at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hawthorn trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Torquay to Hawthorn in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hawthorn

Shopping Museums Spas

Side Trips

Hahndorf's Chocolates, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Waverley Antique Bazaar
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Chadstone - The Fashion Capital ©
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
Waverley Antique Bazaar ©
Waverley Antique Bazaar

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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Head to Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbournefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the different shops at South Melbourne Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route builder site .

Melbourne is just a short distance from Hawthorn. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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