9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
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Ballarat
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fingal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ballarat driving holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ballarat is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ballarat. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Ballarat hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

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

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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 20th (Mon): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Torquay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fingal.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

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Fingal

Fingal ©
Fingal is a rural locality of the Mornington Peninsula abutting Bass Strait along Gunnamatta Beach and lying between the suburbs of Rye and Cape Schanck. On the 21st (Tue), trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, and then take a peaceful walk through Greens Bush.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fingal trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Torquay to Fingal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fingal are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Fingal

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Greens Bush, Panorama Garden Estate
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Greens Bush ©
Greens Bush

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Rhyll Jetty.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cowes day trip planning site .

You can drive from Fingal to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Cowes

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, do a tasting at Corniola Wines, then appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Seville Hill Winery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Healesville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Healesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cowes in May, plan for little chillier nights in Healesville, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Zoos & Aquariums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Corniola Wines, Seville Hill Winery
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Corniola Wines ©
Corniola Wines
Four Pillars Distillery ©
Four Pillars Distillery

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Drive from Healesville to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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