7 days in Victoria Itinerary

7 days in Victoria Itinerary

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7 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cowes
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and then kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cowes itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Cowes is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Cowes is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Cowes at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

1
night
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 (Fri): stroll through 13th Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torquay online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Craft Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and view the masterpieces at The City Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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