11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cowes
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
2
Lorne
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 25th (Tue), meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cowes road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cowes. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Cowes hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, Pyramid Rock, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

1
day
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Lorne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In December in Lorne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor some retail therapy. Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions planning website .

Drive from Lorne to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coogee Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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