9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Ballarat
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lorne
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
4
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Ballarat is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Ballarat. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Ballarat to be colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Getting from Ballarat to Port Campbell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Islands, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

3
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Lorne: Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Make the 12th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lorne trip app .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Lorne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

1
night
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 13th (Thu): meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Lorne to Cowes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Cape Woolamai Beach
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary 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 car and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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