7 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

7 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

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7 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Port Melbourne Beach. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Cowes Beach in Cowes--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the landmark architecture of Ross House.

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

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Cape Woolamai Beach, Cowes Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torquay Front Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Torquay travel route builder tool .

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Nobbies Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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