18 days in Victoria Itinerary

18 days in Victoria Itinerary

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18 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Stony Creek Gallery, Lake Daylesford, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat holiday site .

New Delhi, India to Ballarat is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Ballarat reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Daylesford
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), Heronswood (in Dromana) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, trek along Great Ocean Walk, and take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Heronswood, Panorama Garden Estate
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, explore and take pictures at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, stroll through The Nobbies Centre, and hike along Swan Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cowes online trip maker .

You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cowes are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Summerlands, Ventnor, Rhyll Jetty, Pinnacles Lookout
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©

7
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 11th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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