16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

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16 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Rutherglen
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Beechworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Echuca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bendigo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Rutherglen

Rutherglen ©
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Ned Kelly Blacksmith's Shop, Rutherglan Gold Battery and Beechworth Historic Courthouse. Step out of Rutherglen to go to Chiltern and see Lakeview House, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rutherglen itinerary maker app .

Brisbane to Rutherglen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Rutherglen, with lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Museums

Side Trips

Lakeview House, Beechworth Historic Courthouse, The Ned Kelly Blacksmith's Shop
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Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse
Lakeview House ©
Lakeview House
Rutherglan Gold Battery ©
Rutherglan Gold Battery

2
nights
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
You've now added Beechworth Gaol Unlocked to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, then steep yourself in history at Beechworth Post Office, then stop by Kathryn Hammerton Beechworth, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beechworth Historical Precinct. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Old Beechworth Gaol, do a tasting at Indigo Vineyard, then sample the tasty concoctions at Billson’s Brewery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yackandandah Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beechworth trip planner .

You can drive from Rutherglen to Beechworth in an hour. December in Beechworth sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Beechworth

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Yackandandah Museum
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Beechworth Historical Precinct ©
Beechworth Historical Precinct
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked ©
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked
Indigo Vineyard ©
Indigo Vineyard

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. You've now added Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then see the top attractions with Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, and then steep yourself in history at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Echuca driving holiday app .

You can drive from Rutherglen to Echuca in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bendigo Art Gallery and Rosalind Park. Visit Maldon General Cemetery and Eaglehawk Log Lock Up for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Main Street (in Maldon) and Redesdale Bridge (in Redesdale). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, stop by Bendigo Woollen Mills, admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo visit planner .

Drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maldon, Redesdale Bridge
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip builder site .

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute ©
Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool holiday planning site .

You can drive from Ballarat to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Museums
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Split Point Lighthouse for their historical value. St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Central are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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