41 days in Victoria Itinerary

41 days in Victoria Itinerary

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41 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Echuca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Geelong
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Inverloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Berwick
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
14
Dandenong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Werribee
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, explore the galleries of Whilstle Stop Studio Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then relax in the rural setting at The Strawberry Pick, and finally examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then savor the flavors at Echuca Chocolate Company, and then play a few rounds at Rich River Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Echuca online tour planner .

Sydney to Echuca is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Museums

Side Trip

Rich River Golf Club
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Rich River Golf Club ©
Rich River Golf Club
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

2
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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 3rd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park, then explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bendigo Joss House Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, explore and take pictures at Central Deborah Gold Mine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, then examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bendigo Community Farmers Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bendigo online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Old Castlemaine Gaol
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Old Castlemaine Gaol ©
Old Castlemaine Gaol

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat and then take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat day trip planning app .

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

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

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grampians National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap vacation builder site .

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

J Ward Museum Complex, Grampians National Park
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex

2
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then do a tasting at Basalt Wines.

Plan my Port Fairy trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Halls Gap to Port Fairy in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Basalt Wines
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, don't miss a visit to Manifold Clock Tower, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Camperdown & District Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Nature, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Camperdown, Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Camperdown & District Heritage Centre ©

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nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and then don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, and then look for gifts at Bay of Apostles.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Lorne on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, then visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lorne Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lorne holiday planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Lorne

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, then see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Simonds Stadium, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Steampacket Gardens, and finally stop by Mind Games.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geelong tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lorne to Geelong in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Geelong, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Geelong

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then steep yourself in history at Barwon Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip site .

Torquay is very close to Geelong. In October, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inverloch.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

Barwon Park
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

5
nights
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Tarra Bulga National Park. Explore Inverloch's surroundings by going to Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (in Korumburra), Prom Country Cheese (in Moyarra) and Cape Liptrap Lighthouse (in Tarwin Lower). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Squeaky Beach and visit a coastal fixture at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inverloch route tool .

You can drive from Torquay to Inverloch in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Inverloch

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Tarra Bulga National Park, Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse, Prom Country Cheese
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse ©
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse

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nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): head off the coast to Raymond Island and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, contemplate the waterfront views at Gippsland Lakes, and then snap pictures at Stony Creek Trestle Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Inverloch to Bairnsdale takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bairnsdale are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berwick.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Raymond Island, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
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Raymond Island ©
Raymond Island
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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hours
Berwick

Berwick ©
Berwick is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 41km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Old Cheese Factory, then stop by Belgrave Big Dreams Market, and then get outside with Trees Adventure.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Berwick trip planner .

Getting from Bairnsdale to Berwick by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in Berwick

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Belgrave
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Old Cheese Factory ©
Old Cheese Factory
Belgrave Big Dreams Market ©
Belgrave Big Dreams Market

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Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Frankston Beach, then don't miss a visit to Main Street Mornington, and then browse the exhibits of McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dandenong journey planning app .

Dandenong is very close to Berwick. In October, daily temperatures in Dandenong can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Dandenong

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Frankston Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Main Street Mornington, National Rhododendron Gardens, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©

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Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at RAAF Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria State Rose Garden. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Gisborne Peak Winery and then contemplate the long history of Fort Nepean.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Werribee trip planner.

Drive from Dandenong to Werribee in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Werribee

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

RAAF Museum, Fort Nepean, Gisborne Peak Winery
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Victoria State Rose Garden ©
Victoria State Rose Garden
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum

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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 the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Capital City Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria. Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Melbourne is just a stone's throw from Werribee. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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