58 days in Victoria Itinerary

58 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria vacation planner

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Melbourne
— 11 nights
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Ventnor
— 5 nights
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Arthurs Seat
— 6 nights
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Torquay
— 5 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
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Warrnambool
— 8 nights
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Halls Gap
— 9 nights
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Ballarat
— 8 nights
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Melbourne

— 11 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yarra Ranges National Park (in Warburton) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor

— 5 nights
Ventnor is known for museums, wineries, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, kick back and relax at YCW Beach, and stroll through Berrys Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ventnor trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. January in Ventnor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Arthurs Seat

— 6 nights
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arthurs Seat: Sorrento (Sorrento Front Beach, Diamond Bay, &more), Aspendale Beach (in Aspendale) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, admire the natural beauty at Heronswood, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mothers Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arthurs Seat attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ventnor to Arthurs Seat takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Torquay

— 5 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.
Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Lorne (Erskine Falls & Lorne Beach) and Point Lonsdale Beach (in Point Lonsdale). There's lots more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach.

Make your Torquay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Arthurs Seat to Torquay in 2.5 hours. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Apollo Bay

— 5 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge, &more), Stevensons Falls (in Barramunga) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout Point, hike along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Warrnambool

— 8 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Campbell (London Bridge, Twelve Apostles, &more), Peterborough Foreshore Playground (in Peterborough) and Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong). The adventure continues: walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, stop by Blarney Books and Art, take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 9 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halls Gap: Ararat (Ararat Gallery TAMA & Montara Winery), Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk) and Horsham (Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk & Wimmera River). And it doesn't end there: hike along Grampians National Park, have fun at Halls Gap swimming Pool, take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap tour planner.

Drive from Warrnambool to Halls Gap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 8 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 Maldon General Cemetery (in Maldon), Quarry St Reserve (in Trentham) and Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum (in Chewton). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip planner.

Getting from Halls Gap to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.