22 days in Victoria Itinerary

22 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria visit planner

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Ballarat
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosebud
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Ballarat

— 3 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: The Pinnacle (in Halls Gap), Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell) and Bendigo (Rosalind Park, Bendigo Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Sovereign Hill, pause for some photo ops at Chinese Open Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat day trip planner.

Sydney to Ballarat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Ballarat at 24°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, and let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Port Campbell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Phantom Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and then make a trip to Teddy's Lookout. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road and then get great views at Point Danger Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner.

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. In October, daytime highs in Torquay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of Cowes to go to Wonthaggi and see State Coal Mine, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, kick back and relax at Cowes Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, and get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

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You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rosebud.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Coastal Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then indulge your senses at Amour of the Grape Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, then admire all the interesting features of Heronswood, then take in nature's colorful creations at Enchanted Adventure Garden, and finally learn about winemaking at Fenian Wines.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Rosebud online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Rosebud in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rosebud can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

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 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Thu), 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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner.

Getting from Rosebud to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

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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.