59 days in Victoria Itinerary

59 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Albury Airport, Drive to Bright
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Bright
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 12 nights
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Cowes
— 8 nights
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Rosebud
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
— 6 nights
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Torquay
— 6 nights
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Ballarat
— 7 nights
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Halls Gap
— 7 nights
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Bright

— 6 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Attractions like Bright Splash Park and Bright Adventure Company make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Bright side-trips: Brown Brothers Winery (in Milawa), Markwood Estate (in Markwood) and Michelini Wines (in Myrtleford). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from SOUTHERN Fly Fishing ADVENTURES, get great views at Powers Lookout, look for gifts at Nightingale Bros, and trot along with Bogong Horseback Adventures.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bright vacation planner.

Adelaide to Bright is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Bright is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Bright. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bright

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 12 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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will thrill your kids. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 22nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Bright to Melbourne by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Bright in January, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cowes

— 8 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Bring the kids along to A Maze'N Things and Phillip Island Helicopters. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and stroll through The Colonnades.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cowes day trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rosebud.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 6 nights
Family-friendly places like Sea All Dolphin Swims and Number 16 Beach Carpark will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rosebud: Edithvale Beach (in Edithvale), Canadian Bay Beach (in Mt Eliza) and Queenscliff (Pope's Eye & The Rip).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rosebud trip planning app.

Drive from Cowes to Rosebud in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 6 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mariners Lookout, &more) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, enjoy breathtaking views from Gnotuk Lookout, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and kick back and relax at Johanna Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rosebud to Port Campbell in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Torquay

— 6 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to The Great Ocean Road and Australian Skydive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Cape Patton Lookout Point (in Kennett River), Point Lonsdale (Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale Beach, &more) and Trees Adventure, Yeodene Park (in Yeodene). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with Great Ocean Road Paragliding, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, take in the waterfront at The Lorne Pier, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torquay itinerary site.

Getting from Port Campbell to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 7 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sovereign Hill and Lake Wendouree. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Maldon Market (in Maldon), Ballan Farmers Market (in Ballan) and Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, appreciate the history behind Peter Lalor Statue, and see the interesting displays at Ballarat Tramway Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballarat visit site.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 7 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Family-friendly places like Grampians National Park and Reed Lookout will thrill your kids. Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Mt Stapylton (in Laharum), Dunkeld (The Picaninny (Bainggug), Mount Abrupt, &more) and Horsham (Wimmera River, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Pinnacle, get engrossed in the history at Langi Morgala Museum, head outdoors with Venture, and take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halls Gap, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
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.