60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria tour itinerary maker

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Melbourne
— 22 nights
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Cowes
— 4 nights
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Arthurs Seat
— 5 nights
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Mount Hotham
— 2 nights
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Bendigo
— 6 nights
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Ballarat
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Torquay
— 5 nights
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Melbourne

— 22 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 Payten & Jones Wines in Healesville, approximately Healesville away. Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cowes

— 4 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: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Cowes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arthurs Seat

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Arthurs Seat: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Panorama Garden Estate, take in the pleasant sights at The Two Bays Walking Track, play a few rounds at Rosebud Park Golf Course, and make a trip to Main Street Mornington.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arthurs Seat trip planner.

Getting from Cowes to Arthurs Seat by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Arthurs Seat, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Mount Hotham

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tirol Sports.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mount Hotham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Arthurs Seat to Mount Hotham by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bendigo

— 6 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to GrainCorp Silo Art (in Rochester), Noorilim Estate (in Strathbogie) and Echuca (National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca & TwistED Science). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Yi Yuan Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Castlemaine Anticlinal Fold, and identify plant and animal life at Blackhill Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bendigo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mount Hotham to Bendigo takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 5 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballarat: Blue Pyrenees Estate (in Avoca), Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail (in Skipton) and Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Stony Creek Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, stop by Portal 108, contemplate the waterfront views at St George's Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat travel route planner.

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 5 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Wannon Falls (in Hamilton), Glenelg Chocolates (in Coleraine) and Murtoa Stick Shed (in Murtoa). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, trek along Chatauqua Peak, head outdoors with Venture, and get into the urban bustle at Horsham Town Hall.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap travel route website.

You can 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 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Lake Cobden (in Cobden), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, go for a walk through Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, and trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Halls Gap to Port Campbell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Sheoak Falls, &more), Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet) and Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve (in Ocean Grove). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Creek Horse Rides, and enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Torquay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

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.