8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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 27th (Sun): get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cowes route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cowes, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get cooler in Cowes: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip website .

You can drive from Cowes to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells 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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning app .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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