16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip builder

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Bendigo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Bells Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian Sports Museum and Surfcoastimages Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck), Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders) and Aireys Inlet (Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road & Split Point Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Anglican Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bendigo

— 3 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Rosalind Park and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bendigo Art Gallery and The Great Aussie Beer Shed. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bendigo Pottery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, and go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bendigo online travel planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Bendigo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat

— 2 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Ballarat Tramway Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and finally contemplate the long history of Ballarat Civic Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at The $5.00 Book Shop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, then stroll through Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Ballarat journey planning tool.

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 1 night
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 21st (Mon), hike along The Pinnacle, then trek along Venus Baths Loop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Halls Gap sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gibsons Steps, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell sightseeing tool.

Getting from Halls Gap to Port Campbell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Apollo Bay

— 2 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout and then hike along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, and then explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cowes

— 2 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a tour by water with Wildlife Coast Cruises, explore and take pictures at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then view the masterpieces at The Goldsmith's Gallery. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Cowes in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens
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.