7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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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 19th (Sun): get great views at Point Danger Lookout, then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Torquay online holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Torquay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Torquay. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect Torquay to be colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

2
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 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Rhyll Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cowes road trip planning website .

Getting from Torquay to Cowes by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rhyll, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, then do a tasting at Sticks Winery, then do a tasting at Corniola Wines, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Pillars Distillery.

Before you visit Healesville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cowes to Healesville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Healesville when traveling from Cowes in May, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Nature Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Corniola Wines, Sticks Winery
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Corniola Wines ©
Corniola Wines

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Healesville to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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