28 days in Victoria Itinerary

28 days in Victoria Itinerary

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28 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly:  26​h
1
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Fresno

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Daylesford (Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens & Lake Daylesford) and Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planner .

Fresno, USA to Ballarat is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Fresno to Ballarat, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in October: high temperatures in Ballarat hover around 69°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, Portal 108
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

5
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halls Gap: Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington), Montara Winery (in Ararat) and Nigretta Falls (in Hamilton). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Arapiles, look for gifts at The Pickers Market Stawell, and get great views at Boroka Lookout.

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Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Grampians, Grampians National Park, Pierrepoint Wines, Montara Winery, The Pickers Market Stawell
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground (in Warrnambool). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to The Grotto, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip builder tool .

Drive from Halls Gap to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Griffiths Island, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Hopetoun Falls (in Beech Forest) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna). There's much more to do: hike along Great Ocean Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and get out in the countryside at Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Colac Botanic Gardens, Hopetoun Falls, Johanna Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach

1
night
Torquay

Torquay
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 26th (Fri): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Wed) 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, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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