29 days in Victoria Itinerary

29 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria route planner

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Mildura
— 1 night
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Echuca
— 2 nights
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Yarrawonga
— 2 nights
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Merrijig
— 1 night
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Nagambie
— 2 nights
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Bendigo
— 1 night
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Daylesford
— 1 night
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
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Lorne
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Geelong
— 2 nights
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Portsea
— 4 nights
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Mildura

— 1 night
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Sunraysia Cellar Door, explore the world behind art at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Orange World, then see the interesting displays at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally make a trip to Lock 11.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mildura journey builder app.

Melbourne to Mildura is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Mildura

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Echuca

— 2 nights
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Whistle Stop Studio Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then explore and take pictures at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Echuca Historical Society Museum, experience rural life at The Strawberry Pick, see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, then look for gifts at Echuca Chocolate Company, and finally don't miss a visit to GrainCorp Silo Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Echuca travel tool.

Getting from Mildura to Echuca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yarrawonga.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Yarrawonga

— 2 nights
Yarrawonga is a town in the Shire of Moira local government area in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Byramine Homestead, learn about winemaking at Valhalla Wines, then relax in the rural setting at Gooramadda Olives, and finally do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre, then learn about winemaking at Campbells Wines, then admire the natural beauty at Rich Glen Olive Estate, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mulwala.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yarrawonga trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Echuca to Yarrawonga in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yarrawonga are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Merrijig.

Things to do in Yarrawonga

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merrijig

— 1 night
Merrijig is a town in Victoria, Australia, located between Mount Buller and Mansfield. On the 9th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Mansfield Zoo, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Merrijig day trip planner.

You can drive from Yarrawonga to Merrijig in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nagambie.

Things to do in Merrijig

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Nagambie

— 2 nights
Nagambie is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Tahbilk, then learn about winemaking at Mitchelton Wines, and then explore the activities along Lake Nagambie. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Seymour Pioneer Park, make a trip to Old Black Train, then don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, then stroll around Rotary Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Black Caviar Statue.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagambie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Merrijig to Nagambie takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Nagambie

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo

— 1 night
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine, then admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally admire the local landmark of Alexandra Fountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bendigo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagambie to Bendigo takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites · Parks

Daylesford

— 1 night
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then awaken your taste buds at Daylesford Wine Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Daylesford road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Daylesford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Daylesford, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Daylesford

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Ballarat

— 2 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip planner.

You can drive from Daylesford to Ballarat in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ballarat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Lorne

— 2 nights
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, and then cruise along Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Lorne Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lorne online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ballarat to Lorne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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 18th (Thu), explore the galleries of Surfcoastimages Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George the Martyr Anglican Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torquay route planner.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Geelong

— 2 nights
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 20th (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Queenscliff Harbour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea All Dolphin Swims, and then visit a coastal fixture at The Rip. On your second day here, examine the collection at National Wool Museum, stop by Mind Games, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geelong road trip planner.

Geelong is just a short distance from Torquay. In March, daytime highs in Geelong are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Portsea.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Portsea

— 4 nights
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Portsea online journey maker.

You can drive from Geelong to Portsea in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portsea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 29th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Portsea to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Victoria travel guide

4.5
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.

Mornington Peninsula travel guide

4.2
Turkish Baths · Wine Tours & Tastings · Beaches