5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Ararat
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fingal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Grampians Estate, Great Western Wine Centre and then examine the collection at J Ward Museum Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Seppelt Winery, do a tasting at Best's Wines Great Western, then admire the sheer force of Clematis Falls, and finally trek along Venus Baths Loop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ararat trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne to Ararat is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Ararat

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Western, Halls Gap
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Grampians Estate ©
Grampians Estate
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex
Clematis Falls ©
Clematis Falls

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Whisky Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach, and then hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ararat to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fingal.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fingal

Fingal ©
Fingal is a rural locality of the Mornington Peninsula abutting Bass Strait along Gunnamatta Beach and lying between the suburbs of Rye and Cape Schanck. On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rye Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fingal trip builder .

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Fingal in 3 hours. July in Fingal sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Fingal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Rye Beach
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Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate

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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 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then experience rural life at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and finally head outdoors with The Nobbies.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cowes trip maker website .

You can drive from Fingal to Cowes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Cowes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Nobbies, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies ©
The Nobbies
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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