8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Food Tours

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Watts River Brewing.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Healesville road trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Healesville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Healesville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Healesville

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Watts River Brewing ©
Watts River Brewing

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Rhyll Jetty.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planning app .

Drive from Healesville to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cowes when traveling from Healesville in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rhyll Jetty, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Torquay online journey planner .

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

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