10 days in Victoria Itinerary

10 days in Victoria Itinerary

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10 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Lorne
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
5
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Somers Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cowes vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Woolamai Beach, Somers Beach
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wilsons Promontory National Park. On the next day, hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip website .

Drive from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, hike along Great Ocean Walk, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lorne Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lorne online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Lorne takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Apollo Bay
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay of Islands and Loch Ard Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at London Bridge and Logan's Beach. Step out of Warrnambool to go to Port Campbell and see Port Campbell National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Lorne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, hike along Chatauqua Peak, then hike along The Pinnacle, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Burrong Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halls Gap online holiday planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Halls Gap by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Burrong Falls ©
Burrong Falls
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

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