8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria route planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive

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Melbourne

— 3 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.
Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Backspace Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Ballarat sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ballarat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Torquay

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torquay road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Torquay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Cowes

— 2 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and finally get outside with The Nobbies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at YCW Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Pinnacles Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip itinerary site.

Getting from Torquay to Cowes by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

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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.