12 days in Victoria Itinerary

12 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip maker

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Bright
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paynesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 1 night

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne online route planner.

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. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Bright.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Bright

— 3 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bright: Milawa Cheese Company (in Milawa), Beechworth (Old Beechworth Gaol, Woolshed Waterfalls, &more) and Albury (Albury Town Hall, Albury Botanic Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: cast your line with SOUTHERN Fly Fishing ADVENTURES, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Walk, and cool off at Bright Splash Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bright trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Bright in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Bright hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Paynesville.

Things to do in Bright

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paynesville

— 1 night
Paynesville is a tourist/holiday resort town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Raymond Island, then make a trip to Mitchell River Silt Jetties, then do a tasting at Nicholson River Winery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track.

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You can drive from Bright to Paynesville in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Bright in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paynesville: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Paynesville

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 2 nights
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach, kick back and relax at Norman Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and finally get great views at Foster North Scenic Lookout. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Whisky Beach, view the masterpieces at Gecko Studio Gallery, then grab your bike and head to Great Southern Rail Trail, and finally trek along Yanakie/Duck Point Loop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Paynesville to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Cowes

— 1 night
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises and then stop by Tyde.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip builder website.

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.