13 days in Victoria Itinerary

13 days in Victoria Itinerary

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13 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  25 h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Main Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
+4
Train + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  29 h
End: Kiev

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.
Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lorne Beach in Lorne, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kiev, Ukraine to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kiev to Melbourne. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kiev in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Escape the urban bustle at Koala Conservation Centre and Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Main Ridge.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Rhyll, Churchill Island Marine National Park
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Main Ridge

Main Ridge ©
Main Ridge is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, originally known as Main Creek. On the 14th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate and then explore the striking landscape of Mornington Peninsula National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Main Ridge tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Main Ridge takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Main Ridge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Mornington Peninsula National Park
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Mornington Peninsula National Park ©
Mornington Peninsula National Park

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Main Ridge to Port Campbell in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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