32 days in Victoria Itinerary

32 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria tour planner
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Rosebud
— 4 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
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Torquay
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Ballarat
— 4 nights
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Bendigo
— 5 nights
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Melbourne — 7 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 16th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rosebud.
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Rosebud — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Rosebud side-trips: Koh Living (in Mornington) and The Funky Farm (in Hastings). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Arthurs Seat State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosebud road trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Rosebud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rosebud, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cowes.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Cowes — 5 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Coast Cruises, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Healing, and learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes day trip tool.

You can drive from Rosebud to Cowes in 2 hours. July in Cowes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Torquay.
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Torquay — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Lorne (Phantom Falls, Erskine Falls, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, don't miss a visit to Kennet River, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bells Beach Brewing, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Torquay online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Torquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Torquay, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.
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Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips

Port Campbell — 3 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of Port Campbell to go to Cape Otway and see Cape Otway Lightstation, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and go for a walk through Island Arch Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip builder.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Ballarat — 4 nights

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Halls Gap (Halls Gap Zoo & The Pinnacle), Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs) and Spas (in Daylesford). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, pause for some photo ops at The Titanic Memorial Bandstand, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bendigo.
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Bendigo — 5 nights

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Bendigo side-trips: Echuca (Port of Echuca Discovery Centre & The Great Aussie Beer Shed), Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour) and Kyneton (Ellenis Day Spa & Works of Art). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, and appreciate the history behind Cornish Miner monument.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Bendigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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