8 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Torquay Itinerary

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

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and The City Gallery. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planning site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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