53 days in Victoria Itinerary

53 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip planner

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Beechworth
— 5 nights
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Echuca
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 6 nights
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Ballarat
— 6 nights
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Geelong
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Rosebud
— 5 nights
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Cowes
— 7 nights
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Beechworth

— 5 nights
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beechworth: Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours (in Mansfield), Eurobin Falls (in Mount Buffalo National Park) and Cherry Walk Nature Trail (in Bright). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, do a tasting at Warrabilla Wines, hike along Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Woolshed Waterfalls.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beechworth online itinerary planner.

Sydney to Beechworth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Beechworth to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Beechworth

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Echuca

— 5 nights
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Strathbogie (The Rockery Gemstone Museum & Noorilim Estate), Boort (Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures & Salute Olivia) and Cussen Park (in Tatura). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, stroll through Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc, take some stellar pictures from Mount Ida Lookout, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Echuca road trip planner.

Drive from Beechworth to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 6 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk), Glenelg Chocolates (in Coleraine) and Mt Stapylton (in Laharum). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, head outdoors with Venture, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Abrupt, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Echuca to Halls Gap takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 6 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Main Street (in Maldon), Daylesford (Spas, Daylesford Wine Tours, &more) and Castlemaine (Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine Anticlinal Fold, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, see the interesting displays at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip builder site.

Getting from Halls Gap to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Geelong

— 5 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). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at You Yangs Regional Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, awaken your taste buds at Wilsons Wine Tours Geelong, let little ones run wild at Barwon Valley Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong route site.

Drive from Ballarat to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation, &more) and Hopetoun Falls (in Beech Forest). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Childer's Cove.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

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 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rosebud.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Rosebud side-trips: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Roy Dore Reserve Playground (in Carrum) and Frankston (Excape, Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, &more).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rosebud trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Rosebud takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rosebud are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cowes

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, see the world from above with Phillip Island Helicopters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and look for gifts at Tyde.

Plan my day in Cowes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rosebud to Cowes takes 2 hours. November in Cowes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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.