8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Otway
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Grassmere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Royal Botanic Gardens, and other attractions. On the 4th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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hours
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 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Nobbies Centre
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for Torquay on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Erskine Falls, 13th Beach and Torquay Front Beach. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Torquay Front Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Erskine Falls
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
day
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Otway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cape Otway takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Grassmere.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

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night
Grassmere

Grassmere ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hopkins Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grassmere online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Grassmere takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grassmere

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hopkins Falls
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Hopkins Falls ©
Hopkins Falls

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You've now added London Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with The Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip maker tool .

Getting from Grassmere to Port Campbell by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Gorge Chocolates
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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