31 days in Victoria Itinerary

31 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Cowes
— 4 nights
3
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
4
Lorne
— 2 nights
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
6
Halls Gap
— 4 nights
7
Ballarat
— 3 nights
8
Bendigo
— 3 nights
9
Echuca
— 3 nights

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Zero Latency. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Point Nepean National Park in Portsea, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda Pier, Point Nepean National Park
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Balloon Rides
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to State Coal Mine and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with The Nobbies, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cowes trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, State Coal Mine
Highlights from your plan
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
State Coal Mine ©
State Coal Mine
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Squeaky Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lilly Pilly Gully and then hike along Little Waterloo Bay.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park route maker website.

Getting from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Lilly Pilly Gully ©
Lilly Pilly Gully

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Great Ocean Walk, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lorne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Lorne takes 5 hours. In March in Lorne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to London Bridge and Apostle Whey Cheese. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Mariners Lookout (in Apollo Bay) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online attractions planner.

Getting from Lorne to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Mariners Lookout, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Pinnacle and Halls Gap Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Ararat (J Ward Museum Complex & Montara Winery). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grampians National Park, take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, make a trip to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, and tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap day trip tool.

Getting from Port Campbell to Halls Gap by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ararat, MacKenzie Falls, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Grampians National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial and Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Lake Daylesford). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, St Augustine's Church
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sacred Heart Cathedral and Bendigo Art Gallery. Take a break from Bendigo with a short trip to Castlemaine Botanical Gardens in Castlemaine, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bendigo planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Bendigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Henry of Harcourt, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

3
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as The Great Aussie Beer Shed and National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca. Change things up with these side-trips from Echuca: Tocumwal (Giant Murray Cod & Town Beach) and Thompson Beach (in Cobram). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, view the masterpieces at Whistle Stop Studio Gallery, do a tasting at St. Anne's Winery, and experience rural life at The Strawberry Pick.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Echuca holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Echuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tocumwal, GrainCorp Silo Art, Thompson Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Town Beach ©
Town Beach

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