9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Geelong
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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 8th (Sat): head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip itinerary builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cowes, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, Pyramid Rock
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cowes to Torquay by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In December in Torquay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Tue), hike along Great Ocean Walk and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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night
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Geelong vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Geelong takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site .

You can drive from Geelong to Melbourne in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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