13 days in Victoria Itinerary

13 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey site.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

1
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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 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Torquay journey planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas
Highlights from your trip

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Family-friendly places like The Nobbies Centre and A Maze'N Things will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, cast your line with Fisher's Wetland, and get outside with The Nobbies.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cowes takes 3 hours. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. On the 19th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Sea All Dolphin Swims and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, then hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Number 16 Beach Carpark.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arthurs Seat day trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. January in Arthurs Seat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.