22 days in Victoria Itinerary

22 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Ballarat
— 2 nights
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Halls Gap
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosebud
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings (in Clunes), Spas (in Daylesford) and Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail (in Castlemaine). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Athletic Club Brewery, browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, and don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat day trip app.

Sydney to Ballarat is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Ballarat dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Halls Gap

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grampians National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at The Balconies, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then trek along The Pinnacle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip app.

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, and take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

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You can drive from Halls Gap to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Point Danger Lookout and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

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Getting from Port Campbell to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

5
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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
When in Cowes, make a side trip to see Ventnor Beach in Ventnor, approximately Ventnor away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at YCW Beach, relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and kick back and relax at Kitty Miller Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cowes attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cowes takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rosebud.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Rosebud

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, then indulge your senses at Wine Compass, and then hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea All Dolphin Swims, and then appreciate the history behind The Rip.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rosebud trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Rosebud takes 2 hours. January in Rosebud sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rosebud to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Victoria travel guide

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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.