9 days in Phillip Island & Victoria Itinerary

9 days in Phillip Island & Victoria Itinerary

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9 days in Phillip Island & 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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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 9th (Sun): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cowes attractions planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cowes due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Cowes are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 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 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel route builder .

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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