48 days in Victoria Itinerary

48 days in Victoria Itinerary

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48 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ballarat
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bendigo
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Echuca
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Falls Creek
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as William Ricketts Sanctuary and Carlton BrewHouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Paul's Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder site .

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 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Buxton Ridge, Carlton BrewHouse, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Spas. Popular historic sites such as Split Point Lighthouse and The Rip are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Mariners Lookout) and Lorne (Lorne Beach, Teddy's Lookout, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bells Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, cruise along The Great Ocean Road, and learn about winemaking at Blakes Estate Winery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Blakes Estate Winery, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Split Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Logan's Beach and Port Campbell National Park. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy), Port Campbell (The Grotto, Gibsons Steps, & more) and Cape Nelson lighthouse (in Portland). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, do a tasting at Basalt Wines, explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles, and walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Torquay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island, Basalt Wines, Cape Nelson lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

7
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daylesford Cider Company and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Visit Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Grampians Estate Cellar Door (in Great Western), Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more) and J Ward Museum Complex (in Ararat). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church, do a tasting at Mount Avoca, and don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat road trip planning tool .

Getting from Warrnambool to Ballarat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ballarat are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, Grampians Estate Cellar Door, J Ward Museum Complex, St Augustine's Church, Mount Avoca
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Passing Clouds Winery ©
Passing Clouds Winery

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Main Street and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosalind Park and Central Deborah Gold Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bendigo: Castlemaine Botanical Gardens (in Castlemaine), Paramoor Winery (in Carlsruhe) and Harcourt Valley Vineyards (in Harcourt). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, and don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo trip planning app .

You can drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maldon, Harcourt, Heathcote, Spas, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion ©
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

7
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca. Explore Echuca's surroundings by going to Cheeky Grog Co. (in Bunbartha), Longleat Estate (in Murchison) and Cactus Country (in Strathmerton). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Byramine Homestead, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Park Lake, learn about winemaking at St. Anne's Winery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Echuca visit planner.

You can drive from Bendigo to Echuca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Echuca

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shepparton, Cactus Country, Katamatite Garlic, Longleat Estate, The Rockery Gemstone Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cornelia Creek Wines ©
Cornelia Creek Wines
Byramine Homestead ©
Byramine Homestead
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

5
nights
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Chrismont. Get out of town with these interesting Falls Creek side-trips: Pizzini Wines (in Whitfield), Bright (Canyon Walk & Alpine Cellars) and Ringer Reef Winery (in Porepunkah).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Falls Creek vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Echuca to Falls Creek by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bright, Pizzini Wines, Ringer Reef Winery, Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, Brown Brothers
Highlights from your plan
Chrismont ©
Chrismont
Ringer Reef Winery ©
Ringer Reef Winery
Ensay Winery ©
Ensay Winery

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