30 days in Victoria Itinerary

30 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Echuca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bendigo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive
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Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lorne
— 2 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Essendon Railway Station. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Geelong Botanical Gardens in Geelong, approximately Geelong away. Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 5th (Thu), 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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

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5
nights
Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like State Coal Mine and Squeaky Beach. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and take an unforgettable tour with Phillip Island Helicopters.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip planner.

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. November in Cowes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7

3
nights
Echuca

Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Echuca: Cactus Country (in Strathmerton), Cussen Park (in Tatura) and Victoria Park Lake (in Shepparton). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, sample the tasty concoctions at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, relax in the rural setting at The Strawberry Pick, and make a trip to GrainCorp Silo Art.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Echuca online trip builder.

You can drive from Cowes to Echuca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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4
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Bendigo

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Explore hidden gems such as Rosalind Park and Lake Weeroona. Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to Castlemaine (Victorian Goldfields Railway & Castlemaine Botanical Gardens), Mount Ida Lookout (in Heathcote) and Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, and see the interesting displays at Bendigo Pottery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bendigo trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Rosalind Park ©
Historic Walking Area
Rosalind Park
4.6
Lake Weeroona ©
Water Body
Lake Weeroona
4.7

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Lake Daylesford, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, pause for some photo ops at Chinese Open Monument, and steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballarat trip planner.

Drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Lake Wendouree ©
Water Body
Lake Wendouree
4.7
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Wildlife Area
Ballarat Wildlife Park
4.4

3
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Halls Gap

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Pinnacle and Halls Gap Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Mountainside Wines (in Warrak) and J Ward Museum Complex (in Ararat). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, make a trip to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halls Gap trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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The Pinnacle ©
Hiking Trail
The Pinnacle
4.9
J Ward Museum Complex ©
Specialty Museum
J Ward Museum Complex
4.6
Reed Lookout ©
Lookout
Reed Lookout
4.7

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (Gibsons Steps, The Grotto, &more), 12 Apostles Helicopters (in Princetown) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). The adventure continues: walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

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

You can drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Lorne

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along Great Ocean Walk, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, and then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

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Getting from Warrnambool to Lorne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

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Erskine Falls ©
Waterfall
Erskine Falls
4.5
Teddy's Lookout ©
Landmark
Teddy's Lookout
4.7

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