16 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Torquay
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Get some cultural insight at St Paul's Cathedral and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to National Wool Museum in Geelong, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, thendon't miss a visit to The Grotto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, thenget impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, thenhead off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cape Nelson State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse, thenstop by Portland Strawberries, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Portland due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Portland Strawberries ©
Portland Strawberries

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. Get in touch with nature at Port Campbell National Park and The Razorback. Go for a jaunt from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell to see Apostle Whey Cheese about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, and trek along Great Ocean Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay route planning site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Apollo Bay takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls. Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne) and Aireys Inlet (Split Point Lighthouse & Great Escape Books). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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