11 days in Victoria Itinerary

11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria vacation planner
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Daylesford
— 1 day
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
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Cowes
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights

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Daylesford — 1 day

Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): go sightseeing with Daylesford Wine Tours, then stop by Portal 108, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Daylesford trip builder.

Melbourne to Daylesford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Daylesford are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.
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Torquay — 1 night

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 (Thu): stop by Great Escape Books, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Torquay trip site.

You can drive from Daylesford to Torquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arthurs Seat.
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Arthurs Seat — 2 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. On the 2nd (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Mangata Massage and then learn the secrets of beer at MP Designated Drivers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Rosebud Pier.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arthurs Seat trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Arthurs Seat takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cowes.
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Cowes — 2 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Tyde, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, and then do a tasting at Purple Hen Winery. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Lookout, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cowes day trip site.

Drive from Arthurs Seat to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Cowes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Victoria travel guide

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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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