36 days in Victoria Itinerary

36 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria Trip Planner
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Fly to Albury Airport, Drive to Rutherglen
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Rutherglen
— 6 nights
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Torquay
— 7 nights
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Ballarat
— 7 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 12 nights
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Rutherglen — 6 nights

Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rutherglen: Chrismont (in Cheshunt), Milawa (Milawa Mustard & Brown Brothers Winery) and John Gehrig Wines (in Oxley). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, walk around Merriwa Park, explore the activities along Lake Mulwala, and get all the information you need at Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rutherglen day trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Rutherglen is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Rutherglen is 15 hours. While traveling from Ottawa, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rutherglen, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.
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Wineries · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Side Trips

Torquay — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Oakdene Vineyards (in Wallington), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Rosebud Country Club (in Rosebud). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, enjoy the sea views from Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and go for a walk through Cape Otway Lightstation.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Rutherglen to Torquay in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Ballarat — 7 nights

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Captains Creek Organic Wines (in Blampied), Maldon & District Museum (in Maldon) and Montara Winery (in Ararat). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, admire the natural beauty at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, and learn about winemaking at Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Ballarat sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.
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Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Melbourne — 12 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation site.

You can drive from Ballarat to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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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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