7 days in Victoria Itinerary

7 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Halls Gap
— 1 day
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights

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Halls Gap

— 1 day
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the galleries of Steve Morvell Wildlife Art, then play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf, then hike along The Pinnacle, and finally get great views at Boroka Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap trip planner.

Melbourne to Halls Gap is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors · Trails · Golf · Parks

Portland

— 1 night
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 31st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Nelson State Park, then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, then take in the exciting artwork at Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Halls Gap to Portland by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In January in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Apollo Bay

— 1 night
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation, trek along Mait's Rest, then make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, and finally cruise along Great Ocean Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay route planning site.

You can drive from Portland to Apollo Bay in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 4 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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, walk around Windsor Siding, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

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.