53 days in Victoria Itinerary

53 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip planner

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Beechworth
— 5 nights
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Echuca
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 6 nights
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Ballarat
— 6 nights
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Geelong
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Rosebud
— 5 nights
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Cowes
— 7 nights
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Beechworth

— 5 nights
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beechworth: Eurobin Falls (in Mount Buffalo National Park), Cherry Walk Nature Trail (in Bright) and Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours (in Mansfield). On the 3rd (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Tirol Sports. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, gear up at Falls Creek Cross Country, do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, and let your taste buds guide you at Seasonal Food Foray.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beechworth trip itinerary website.

Sydney to Beechworth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Beechworth to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Beechworth

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Echuca

— 5 nights
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Strathbogie (The Rockery Gemstone Museum & Noorilim Estate), Cussen Park (in Tatura) and Boort (Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures & Salute Olivia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc, take some stellar pictures from Mount Ida Lookout, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Echuca road trip planner.

Drive from Beechworth to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 6 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Stapylton (in Laharum), Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk) and Glenelg Chocolates (in Coleraine). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Pinnacle, take in the awesome beauty at The Picaninny (Bainggug), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, and head outdoors with Venture.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Halls Gap travel route planning app.

You can drive from Echuca to Halls Gap in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 6 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daylesford (Spas, Daylesford Wine Tours, &more), Main Street (in Maldon) and Castlemaine (Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine Anticlinal Fold, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, see the interesting displays at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yi Yuan Gardens, and look for gifts at Bendigo Hat Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Ballarat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Geelong

— 5 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. Explore Geelong's surroundings by going to Queenscliff (Sea All Dolphin Swims & The Rip). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at You Yangs Regional Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get the adrenaline pumping with Australian Skydive, let little ones run wild at Barwon Valley Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong route site.

Drive from Ballarat to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Hopetoun Falls (in Beech Forest), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation, &more) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, let the kids burn off some steam at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and make a trip to The Grotto.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geelong 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 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rosebud.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Rosebud side-trips: Roy Dore Reserve Playground (in Carrum), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Frankston (Excape, Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, &more).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rosebud trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Rosebud takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rosebud are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cowes

— 7 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Healing, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cowes road trip app.

You can drive from Rosebud to Cowes in 2 hours. In November in Cowes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (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, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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.