11 days in Victoria Itinerary

11 days in Victoria Itinerary

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11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  30​h
1
Ballarat
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Oslo


1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Ballarat Chocolate Shoppe, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

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Oslo, Norway to Ballarat is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in December, with highs in Ballarat at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Halls Gap Zoo, then trek along The Pinnacle, then stroll through Chatauqua Peak, and finally don't miss a visit to Boroka Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Foreshore Promenade.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool itinerary planner .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 23rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then explore the galleries of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cowes trip planning app .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Cowes in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillip Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

3
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and The Enchanted Adventure Garden. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Pulpit Rock will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Pulpit Rock, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

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