11 days in Victoria Itinerary

11 days in Victoria Itinerary

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11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
day
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 (Tue), cruise along The Great Ocean Road, take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout, and then let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Torquay holiday maker .

Manchester, UK to Torquay is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Torquay is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Torquay to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bird Rock Lookout
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bird Rock Lookout ©
Bird Rock Lookout

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through The Nobbies Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Ballarat to Cowes in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip website .

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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