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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, browse the fresh offerings at Torquay Farmers' Market, and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay day trip planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Torquay. In June, Torquay is much colder than Johor Bahru - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car 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), stop by Hahndorf's Chocolates, browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, then let little ones run wild at Carnegie Library and Community Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hawthorn tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Torquay to Hawthorn in 1.5 hours. June in Hawthorn sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hawthorn

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hahndorf's Chocolates, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Carnegie Library and Community Centre, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
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Chadstone - The Fashion Capital ©
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
Jewish Holocaust Centre ©
Jewish Holocaust Centre

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.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, explore the galleries of Buxton Contemporary, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the landmark architecture of Ross House.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

Melbourne is just a short distance from Hawthorn. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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