14 days in Victoria Itinerary

14 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rye
— 1 night
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Royal Arcade. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at Craft Victoria, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Darby Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Little Waterloo Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Squeaky Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kitty Miller Bay and Cape Woolamai Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Churchill Island Marine National Park and Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cowes route app.

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes in 2 hours. May in Cowes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rye.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rye

On the 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate and then explore the striking landscape of Mornington Peninsula National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rye trip tool.

Getting from Cowes to Rye by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rye to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, and then look for gifts at Ballarat Chocolate Shoppe. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, and then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.