59 days in Victoria Itinerary

59 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria itinerary planner

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Bright
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Melbourne
— 12 nights
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Cowes
— 8 nights
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Rosebud
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Port Campbell
— 6 nights
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Torquay
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Ballarat
— 7 nights
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Bright

— 6 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Explore Bright's surroundings by going to Michelini Wines (in Myrtleford), Markwood Estate (in Markwood) and Brown Brothers Winery (in Milawa). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Pfeiffer Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, take a memorable drive along Great Alpine Road, and take a memorable tour with Bright Adventure Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bright day trip tool.

Adelaide to Bright is an approximately 10-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Bright is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in January since evenings lows in Bright dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bright

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 12 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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 13th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online holiday planner.

Drive from Bright to Melbourne in 4 hours. When traveling from Bright in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cowes

— 8 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with Surf Trax, stroll through YCW Beach, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes attractions planner.

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 January, daytime highs in Cowes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rosebud.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Canadian Bay Beach (in Mt Eliza), Queenscliff (Pope's Eye, Sea All Dolphin Swims, &more) and Edithvale Beach (in Edithvale).

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Getting from Cowes to Rosebud by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 6 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mariners Lookout, &more). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, kick back and relax at Johanna Beach, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner.

You can drive from Rosebud to Port Campbell in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Torquay

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Point Lonsdale (Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale Beach, &more), Cape Patton Lookout Point (in Kennett River) and Trees Adventure, Yeodene Park (in Yeodene). And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout, get interesting insight from Australian Skydive, and stroll around Anglesea Bike Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 7 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Maldon Market (in Maldon), Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Spas) and Ballan Farmers Market (in Ballan). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, make a trip to Arch of Victory, pause for some photo ops at Peter Lalor Statue, and identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip planning website.

You can drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 7 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Horsham (Wimmera River, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, &more), Mt Stapylton (in Laharum) and Dunkeld (The Picaninny (Bainggug), Mount Abrupt, &more). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Pinnacle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venus Baths Loop, head outdoors with Venture, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Halls Gap driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.