10 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Ballarat Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Ballarat Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballarat
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Torquay vacation tool.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Torquay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas
Highlights from your trip

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, and then pause for some photo ops at Chinese Open Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then go for a walk through Alexandra Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat online attractions planner.

Drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. In August in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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