11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip planner
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Torquay
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Port Campbell
Drive
5
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Fairy
Drive
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Dunkeld
Drive
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Horsham
— 1 night
Drive
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Ararat
Drive
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Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 1 night

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Melbourne — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Compass and St Kilda Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and WaterMaarq (in Sorrento). There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Torquay on the 1st (Sun).
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Torquay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, and then stroll through Torquay Front Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 1 night

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 1 night

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip maker website.

Getting from Port Campbell to Warrnambool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Fairy.
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy itinerary planner.

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dunkeld.
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Historic Sites

Dunkeld

Dunkeld is a town in Victoria, Australia at the southern end of the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Southern Grampians. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Dunkeld Arboretum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dunkeld holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Fairy to Dunkeld in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Horsham.
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Horsham — 1 night

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Horsham vacation builder website.

Drive from Dunkeld to Horsham in 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Ararat.
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Ararat

Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ararat route maker.

Drive from Horsham to Ararat in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Ballarat on the 4th (Wed).
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Ballarat — 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory and then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

Plan a trip to Ballarat easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Ararat to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 1 night

Australia's Garden City

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Victoria travel guide

4.5
Gardens · Landmarks · Nightlife
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.
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Grampians travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Lookouts · Zoos
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.
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