28 days in Victoria Itinerary

28 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Frankston
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Frankston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geelong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Frankston

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to The Two Bays Walking Track (in Cape Schanck), MP Designated Drivers (in Sorrento) and Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Frankston trip planner.

Brisbane to Frankston is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Frankston reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Frankston

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, wildlife, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Wildlife Coast Cruises, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, get great views at Pinnacles Lookout, and experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes tour site.

You can drive from Frankston to Cowes in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong

— 4 nights
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Explore Geelong's surroundings by going to Queenscliff (Sea All Dolphin Swims & The Rip), For the Love of Grape Day Tours (in Portarlington) and Point Danger Lookout (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, grab your bike and head to Bellarine Rail Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geelong day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cowes to Geelong in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Geelong are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 4 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gibsons Steps, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and learn about winemaking at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery.

Planning Port Campbell trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Geelong to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 3 nights

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: Daylesford (Daylesford Wine Tours, Stony Creek Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument, and explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat journey planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ballarat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 29th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app.

Drive from Ballarat to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.