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Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

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Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

We are thinking of a road trip around Melbourne. Wondering which is the best route for these places? And possible to squeeze all into 5.5days trip....?

- Phillip island

- yarra valley(wineries, hot air ballon)

- mt muller

- great ocean road

- whale watching

- shopping outlets

Thanks all in advance!!

Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

In one word - no.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

You need an extra day or you will have to drop one of them. Have a look at this itinerary as it still does not give you enough time given the distances you need to travel and the time it takes to get there:

Day (1) Phillip island - (takes 2 hours to drive there from Melbourne CBD) Stay overnight in Phillip Island.

Day (2) Leave Phillip Island for Yarra Valley region - 147 km ,abt 2 hours, stay overnight Yarra Valley area.

Day (3) Leave Yarra Valley for Mt Buller, 180 km - abt 2.5 hours. Stay overnight. Note: the mountain is winds around and you may need to carry chains for the snow on the roads. Not all rental companies may cover you for this.

Day (4) Leave Mt Buller for Melbourne - 249 km - abt 3 hours! If you still have any energy left, then shopping in the afternoon but you would be very tired. Also, check in time for most hotels in Melb CBD is 2pm so don't leave Mt Buller too early.

Day (5) Great Ocean Road

Day (6) Great Ocean Road.

**The GOR road would need at least 2 days. Whale watching can be seen at Warrnambool in Winter, from around June to October. But to drive to Warrnambool would take around 5 hours along the GOR!

The only other thing I can think of is to be happy with seeing only "part of" the GOR.

More information can be found at this site as it also tells you distances and approx travel times:

visitmelbourne.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road.…

Edited: 6:09 am, June 22, 2013
Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

Forgot to add: to do hot air ballooning, you usually have to get up around 5am.

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4. Re: Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

Thx for the super helpful advices! :)

5. Re: Need advice for 5.5days Melbourne trip. Thx!!!

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