8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary site .

New York City, USA to Torquay is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Torquay is 15 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Torquay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cowes.

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

1
night
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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Torquay to Cowes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©

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.
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site .

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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