10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Flinders
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Federation Square. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip website .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 27th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, then hike along Great Ocean Walk, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest. On the next day, look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Johanna Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Hugs Across The Cosmos
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 29th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Maru Koala and Animal Park, then try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cowes trip site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Apollo Bay to Cowes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Flinders.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phillip Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Maru Koala and Animal Park
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

2
nights
Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Quealy Winemakers, then look for gifts at Marion Rosetzky Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Flinders trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Flinders takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flinders

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Marion Rosetzky Gallery, Quealy Winemakers, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques

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