13 days in Victoria Itinerary

13 days in Victoria Itinerary

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13 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ballarat
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, theme parks, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cowes travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, YCW Beach, Cape Woolamai Beach, The Nobbies Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Spas (in Daylesford). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spas, St Augustine's Church, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

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