35 days in Victoria Itinerary

35 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Cowes
— 1 night
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Coldstream
— 2 nights
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Olinda
— 2 nights
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Yarra Glen
— 2 nights
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Healesville
— 2 nights
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Mount Baw Baw
— 2 nights
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Mount Buller
— 2 nights
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Ararat
— 3 nights
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Great Western
— 1 night
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Halls Gap
— 3 nights
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Horsham
— 1 night
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Dunkeld
— 2 nights
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Hamilton
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
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Torquay
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Melbourne — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes DFO South Wharf, State Library Victoria and Queen Victoria Market. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the collection at State Library Victoria, browse the fresh offerings at Queen Victoria Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.
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Cowes — 1 night

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wildlife Coast Cruises, and then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes online trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coldstream.
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Coldstream — 2 nights

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coldstream trip planning app.

You can drive from Cowes to Coldstream in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cowes in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Coldstream. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Olinda.
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Olinda — 2 nights

An artistic hideaway with tree-lined streets that shade cafes, Olinda is a perfect town for contemplation.
Explore Olinda's surroundings by going to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (in Cranbourne) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, and stop by Olinda Collective.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olinda trip builder website.

Olinda is just a short distance from Coldstream. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yarra Glen.
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Yarra Glen — 2 nights

Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Alowyn Gardens, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and then do a tasting at Yileena Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yarra Glen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olinda to Yarra Glen takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Yarra Glen can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healesville.
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Healesville — 2 nights

Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healesville: Marysville (Steavenson Falls & Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden). There's lots more to do: catch all the local highlights with The Yarra Valley Touring Co, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Pillars Distillery, hunt for treasures at Healesville Community Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Healesville road trip planning website.

Healesville is very close to Yarra Glen. In June, daytime highs in Healesville are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mount Baw Baw.
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Mount Baw Baw — 2 nights

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Mount Baw Baw, boasting magnificent alpine landscapes, but also a plethora of activities for a visitor to enjoy.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the engineering at Thomson Dam, then hike along Mt Baw Baw Summit Walk, and then hit the slopes at Mount Baw Baw.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Baw Baw travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Healesville to Mount Baw Baw takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mount Buller.
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Mount Buller — 2 nights

Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Delatite Wines, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Social Bandit Brewing Co. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Breathtaker and then stroll through Mt Buller.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mount Buller road trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Baw Baw to Mount Buller in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ararat.
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Ararat — 3 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ararat: Maryborough Railway Station (in Maryborough) and Blue Pyrenees Estate (in Avoca). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at One Tree Hill Lookout, view the masterpieces at Ararat Gallery TAMA, see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex, and stroll around Alexandra Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ararat trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Mount Buller to Ararat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Western.
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Great Western — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): do a tasting at Seppelt, learn about winemaking at Grampians Estate, and then do a tasting at Best's Wines Great Western.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Great Western trip planner.

Great Western is just a short distance from Ararat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.
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Halls Gap — 3 nights

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Halls Gap is known for trails, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along The Pinnacle, take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the pleasant sights at Lakeview Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip site.

Halls Gap is just a stone's throw from Great Western. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Horsham.
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Horsham — 1 night

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. On the next day, look for gifts at Dimboola Imaginarium, tee off at Horsham Golf Club, and then admire the natural beauty at Horsham Botanical Gardens.

Start your trip to Horsham by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Halls Gap to Horsham by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dunkeld.
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Dunkeld — 2 nights

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 28th (Tue): walk around Dunkeld Arboretum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Sturgeon. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Abrupt and then take in the awesome beauty at The Picaninny (Bainggug).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dunkeld trip tool.

Traveling by car from Horsham to Dunkeld takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hamilton.
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Hamilton — 2 nights

Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wannon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Nigretta Falls. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, and then do a tasting at Pierrepoint Wines.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton travel itinerary planner.

Hamilton is very close to Dunkeld. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 3 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twelve Apostles, get outside with The Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and get great views at Thunder Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell day trip planning site.

Drive from Hamilton to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 2 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Wonders, then stroll through Aire Crossing, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Otway Lightstation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cape Otway Light Station Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Great Ocean Road Trading Post, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Torquay.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the galleries of Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip tool.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C.
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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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Phillip Island travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.
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Yarra Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Valleys · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, fertile valley fringed by equally lush mountainsides, Yarra Valley is one of the state of Victoria’s most-renowned wine regions. Sprawling vineyards dot the valley, and the organized appearance of the plantations contrasts with the gently scenic nature that surrounds them. Fine restaurants and wineries scattered about Yarra Valley make it a connoisseur’s dream.
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