8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria travel planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 1 night
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Melbourne

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker tool.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from the city and head to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve. Family-friendly places like National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Churchill Island Marine National Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cowes road trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cowes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cowes to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.