22 days in Victoria Itinerary

22 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Arthurs Seat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Break Room
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Daylesford) and Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail (in Skipton). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Goldfields Track, make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church.

Plan trip to Ballarat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

St Augustine's Church, Spas, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk) and Mount Abrupt (in Dunkeld). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grampians National Park, head outdoors with Venture, trek along The Pinnacle, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Grampians National Park, Mount Abrupt
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Chatauqua Peak ©
Chatauqua Peak

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

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 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Childer's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay travel planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

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

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, identify plant and animal life at Seal Rock, hike along Swan Lake Trail, and find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things.

Start your trip to Cowes by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Torquay to Cowes by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Cowes, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Summerlands, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
Churchill Island Marine National Park

3
nights
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Explore Arthurs Seat's surroundings by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Greens Bush, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and explore the striking landscape at Spray Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arthurs Seat travel route builder website.

You can drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. In May in Arthurs Seat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spray Point, Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Point Nepean National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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