8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosebud
— 1 night
Drive
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Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Echuca
— 1 night
Drive

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Melbourne

— 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Kalang Park. Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rosebud.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rosebud

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): do a tasting at Quealy Winemakers, then kick back and relax at Tassells Cove, and then indulge your senses at Amour of the Grape Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosebud trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Rosebud by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rosebud are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Rosebud

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
We've included these beaches for you: YCW Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Get outdoors at Wildlife Coast Cruises and Koala Conservation Centre. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, stroll through Flynns Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cowes route planner.

You can drive from Rosebud to Cowes in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Cowes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Echuca

— 1 night
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, view the masterpieces at Whistle Stop Studio Gallery, and then choose your vessel at Echuca Luxury Houseboats.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Echuca trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cowes to Echuca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Victoria travel guide

4.5
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.