16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria route planner
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Flinders
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Falls Creek
— 3 nights

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Melbourne — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, make a trip to Block Arcade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Exhibition Building, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker website.

Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Flinders.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Flinders — 2 nights

Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Flinders pier, head outdoors with The Nobbies, and then stop by Merricks General Store. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Garden Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushrangers Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Flinders tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Melbourne to Flinders in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cowes.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Cowes — 2 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, stroll through Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner.

You can drive from Flinders to Cowes in 2 hours. In August in Cowes, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Torquay — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Teddy's Lookout and then kick back and relax at Lorne Beach. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Great Ocean Road and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner.

Getting from Cowes to Torquay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ballarat.
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Nature · Parks

Ballarat — 2 nights

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kryal Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, stroll through Ballarat Wildlife Park, and then take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ballarat itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Falls Creek.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Falls Creek — 3 nights

Bring the kids along to Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Falls Creek Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Falls Creek journey builder.

You can drive from Ballarat to Falls Creek in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Victoria travel guide

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Gardens · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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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