57 days in Victoria Itinerary

57 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

57 days in Victoria Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lorne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Inverloch
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Yanakie
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bairnsdale
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mount Hotham
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bendigo
— 5 nights
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Brisbane

6
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale (about 1h 05 min away). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Melbourne.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
days
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Escape the urban bustle at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, get great views at Pyramid Rock, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Rhyll, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, Pyramid Rock, Churchill Island
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cowes.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

5
days
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Mount Franklin. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Maryborough (Paddys Ranges State Park & Goldfields Reservoir), Domino Trail (in Trentham) and Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum, explore the activities along St George's Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ballarat attractions app .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Maryborough, Hepburn Springs, St George's Lake, Domino Trail
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Ballarat.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

6
days
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to The Pinnacle and Halls Gap Zoo. Step off the beaten path and head to Grampians National Park and Wonderland Loop Hike. Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Dunkeld (The Picaninny (Bainggug) & Mt Sturgeon) and Little Desert National Park (in Dimboola). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Grampians Peaks Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Chatauqua Peak, admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, and make a trip to Boroka Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap travel app .

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 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Little Desert National Park, MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Halls Gap.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Mt Sturgeon ©
Mt Sturgeon

5
days
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Visit Johanna Beach and Logan's Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Childer's Cove (in The Cove), Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Foreshore Promenade, & more). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip builder website .

Getting from Halls Gap to Port Campbell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Wreck Beach, Johanna Beach, Childer's Cove, Griffiths Island
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Port Campbell.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

5
days
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lorne Beach and Erskine Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Lorne: Torquay (Bells Beach & The Great Ocean Road), Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea) and Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Hopetoun Falls.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne online route planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Lorne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Lorne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Inverloch.

Things to do in Lorne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Torquay, Apollo Bay, Hopetoun Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Anglesea Bike Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Lorne.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

6
days
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Venus Bay Eco Retreat and Maru Koala and Animal Park. We've included these beaches for you: The Oaks and Shack Bay. Explore Inverloch's surroundings by going to Great Southern Rail Trail (in Leongatha), Mossvale Park (in Berrys Creek) and Grand Ridge Rail Trail (in Mirboo North). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bunurong Marine National Park, admire all the interesting features of State Coal Mine, explore the striking landscape at Mount Cannibal, and see the interesting displays at Dinosaur Dreaming.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inverloch road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Inverloch takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Inverloch

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Cannibal, State Coal Mine, Mossvale Park, Edward Hunter Bush Reserve, Maru Koala and Animal Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Inverloch.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat
Great Southern Rail Trail ©
Great Southern Rail Trail
Grand Ridge Rail Trail ©
Grand Ridge Rail Trail

6
days
Yanakie

Yanakie ©
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Norman Beach. Get outdoors at Little Waterloo Bay and Mt Oberon Summit Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yanakie: Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville), Toora (Toora Wind Farm & Great Southern Rail Trail) and Wilsons Promontory National Park (Squeaky Beach & Great Prom Walk). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grand Strzelecki Track, browse for treasures at Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop, trek along Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hyland.

Plan my day in Yanakie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Inverloch to Yanakie takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Yanakie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Toora, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Grand Strzelecki Track, Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Yanakie.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

6
days
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Visit Snowy River Marlo and Salmon Rocks for some beach relaxation. Visiting Buchan Caves and Raymond Island will get you outdoors. Explore Bairnsdale's surroundings by going to Lakes Entrance (Gippsland Lakes & Lakes Entrance Aquadome), Loch Sport (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park & The Lakes National Park) and Stony Creek Trestle Bridge (in Nowa Nowa). The adventure continues: hike along Cape Conran Nature Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at East Gippsland Rail Trail, enjoy some diversion at East Gippsland All Abilities Playground, and stroll through Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bairnsdale day trip planning site .

You can drive from Yanakie to Bairnsdale in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Loch Sport, Cape Conran, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, Raymond Island
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Bairnsdale.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Raymond Island ©
Raymond Island
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park ©
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail ©
Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail

4
days
Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Canyon Walk. Visiting Mount Hotham Alpine Resort and Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Hotham: Pumpkin Seeds Australia (in Myrtleford), Falls Creek Museum (in Falls Creek) and Mount Bogong (in Bogong).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Hotham trip maker .

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Mount Hotham in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bright, Falls Creek, Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm, Mount Beauty Bike Tracks, Mount Bogong
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Mount Hotham.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm ©
Falls Creek Museum ©
Falls Creek Museum

5
days
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Weeroona and Gunbower National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendigo Art Gallery and Central Deborah Gold Mine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Terrick Terrick National Park (in Pyramid Hill) and Echuca (The Great Aussie Beer Shed & Port of Echuca Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Kilian's Church, and stop by Bendigo Community Farmers Market.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bendigo itinerary builder website .

Getting from Mount Hotham to Bendigo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Echuca, Terrick Terrick National Park, Gunbower National Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Bendigo.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Gunbower National Park ©
Gunbower National Park
Terrick Terrick National Park ©
Terrick Terrick National Park

Similar Plans

60 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Perth, Sydney & Victoria BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM CANADA August, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans