8 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria itinerary planner

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Melbourne
— 1 day
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Cowes
— 7 nights
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Melbourne

— 1 day

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koala Conservation Centre as well as Phillip Island Wildlife Park. On the 5th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally admire the striking features of Ross House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Cowes

— 7 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Attractions like Tyde and Cowes Beach make great kid-friendly stops. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Woolamai Beach and Squeaky Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cowes: Paradigm Hill (in Merricks), Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

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Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Cowes, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips