29 days in Victoria Itinerary

29 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria journey planner

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Sorrento
— 4 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Ballarat
— 5 nights
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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 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 7th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. In August, Melbourne is colder than New York City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Cowes

— 6 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Wildlife Coast Cruises, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, and get outside with The Nobbies.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cowes trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Cowes, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), Mornington (Baluk Arts & Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery) and Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring).

Plan my day in Sorrento using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cowes to Sorrento in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Sorrento

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Great Escape Books, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and finally grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Torquay takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in August, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 4 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Manifold Clock Tower (in Camperdown), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Great Ocean Road). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, make a trip to The Grotto, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and let the kids burn off some steam at Peterborough Foreshore Playground.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 5 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: Zig Zag Road Wines (in Drummond North), Daylesford (Daylesford Wine Tours & Spas) and Halls Gap (The Pinnacle & Venture). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, make a trip to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, stop by Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe, and appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat day trip planning app.

Getting from Port Campbell to Ballarat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ballarat are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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.