12 days in Victoria Itinerary

12 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive
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Geelong
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mt Martha
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Lake Wendouree, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Chinese Open Monument and then get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ballarat trip maker app.

Sydney to Ballarat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get slightly colder in Ballarat: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Geelong

— 1 night
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. On the 1st (Wed), get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geelong trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Ballarat to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Mt Martha.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mt Martha

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, and then indulge your taste buds at Wine Compass.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mt Martha trip maker website.

You can drive from Geelong to Mt Martha in 2 hours. In December in Mt Martha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Mt Martha

Tours · Wildlife · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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 3rd (Fri): meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowes Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mt Martha to Cowes takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 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 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Wed), 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, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary 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 December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

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.