8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Lorne
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
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Halls Gap
— 1 night
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Ballarat
— 1 night
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Bendigo
— 1 night
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Echuca
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Cowes
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Lorne

— 1 night
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Lorne Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls. On your second day here, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, trek along Mait's Rest, trek along Great Ocean Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to The Splitters Grave.

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Melbourne to Lorne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Lorne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 1 night
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters, then head outdoors with The Arch, and finally make a trip to The Grotto.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell route builder.

Drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Halls Gap

— 1 night
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 17th (Sat), get great views at Boroka Lookout, admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, get to know the resident critters at Halls Gap Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, and finally tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, examine the collection at Ballarat Tramway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery of Ballarat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat road trip 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, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Bendigo

— 1 night
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally walk around Rosalind Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bendigo holiday maker.

Drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Echuca

— 1 night
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Echuca day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Echuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Cowes

— 1 night
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get outside with Wildlife Coast Cruises, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cowes online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Echuca to Cowes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens
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.