19 days in Victoria Itinerary

19 days in Victoria Itinerary

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19 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Torquay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Sat), get great views at Mariners Lookout, trek along Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Bay of Islands, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and then admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell vacation planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Islands, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Step out of Halls Gap with an excursion to Montara Winery in Ararat--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Pinnacle, make a trip to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo, and take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Halls Gap route maker site .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Stawell, Grampians National Park, Montara Winery
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, and look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Cowes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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