11 days in Victoria Itinerary

11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Perth

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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Federation Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday website.

Perth to Melbourne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church.

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Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Ballarat sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Torquay

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Torquay vacation planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from the city and head to YCW Beach and Wildlife Coast Cruises. Relax by the water at Cowes Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flynns Beach, kick back and relax at Red Rock Beach, and head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cowes takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on WaterMaarq, stroll through Gunnamatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, kick back and relax at Tassells Cove, and then kick back and relax at McCrae Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cowes to Sorrento in 2 hours. December in Sorrento sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.