36 days in Victoria Itinerary

36 days in Victoria Itinerary

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36 days in Victoria Itinerary

London
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Torquay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
London

14
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums

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

2
days
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens and then browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ballarat tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Ballarat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Halls Gap.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

6
days
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: Montara Winery (in Ararat), Nigretta Falls (in Hamilton) and Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. The adventure continues: hike along The Pinnacle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount William (Mount Duwil), look for gifts at The Pickers Market Stawell, and take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap trip planner .

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 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Pickers Market Stawell, Montara Winery, Mount Arapiles, Nigretta Falls, Grampians National Park
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

5
days
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground in Warrnambool, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and head outdoors with The Arch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip tool .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
days
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls & Triplet Falls) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). The adventure continues: hike along Great Ocean Walk, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, and kick back and relax at Johanna Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay online route planner .

Drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Cape Otway Lightstation, Johanna Beach
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Portsea Back Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Torquay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches

Side Trips

Portsea Back Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach

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