16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive

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Melbourne

— 5 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 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the collection at State Library Victoria, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, then don't miss a visit to Southbank, then try your luck at Crown Casino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Casinos

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Change things up with a short trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cowes online travel route builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Cowes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Arthurs Seat

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Charlie's Auto Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Arthurs Seat Eagle. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Seawinds Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arthurs Seat trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then get great views at Point Danger Lookout, then kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Arthurs Seat to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Ballarat

— 2 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.