31 days in Victoria Itinerary

31 days in Victoria Itinerary

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31 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ballarat
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bendigo
— 5 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + foot + ferry:  20​h 30​min
End: Boracay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Take a break from the city and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes Bazaar and Gallery (in Cowes), Upper Yarra Museum (in Yarra Junction) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker site .

Boracay, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boracay to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In July, Melbourne is cooler than Boracay - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Geelong, Cowes, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Healesville Sanctuary, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 9:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Split Point Lighthouse and Main Ridge Estate. You'll get in some beach time at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Teddy's Lookout & Erskine Falls), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Blakes Estate Winery (in Deans Marsh). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Red Hill Cheese.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Torquay road trip site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Red Hill, Panorama Garden Estate, Split Point Lighthouse, Blakes Estate Winery
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

4
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Ocean Walk and Kennet River Koala Walk. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park & Loch Ard Gorge), Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). It doesn't end there: get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip builder .

Getting from Torquay to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Kennet River Koala Walk, Johanna Beach, Hugs Across The Cosmos
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Logan's Beach and London Bridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Ngatanwarr Mural. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Twelve Apostles (in Princetown), Port Campbell (The Grotto, Gibsons Steps, & more) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

4
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Imperial Egg Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Wimmera Hills Winery (in Elmhurst), Daylesford (Spas, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more) and Ballan Farmers Market (in Ballan). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, and do a tasting at Mount Avoca.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Imperial Egg Gallery, Wimmera Hills Winery, Mount Avoca, Ballan Farmers Market
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bendigo Art Gallery and Rosalind Park. Head to Living Arts Space and Bendigo Community Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bendigo: Cornelia Creek Wines (in Koyuga), Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery (in Castlemaine) and Echuca (Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, The Great Aussie Beer Shed, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Henry of Harcourt, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona.

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Traveling by car from Ballarat to Bendigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Echuca, Five Mile Picnic Area, Henry of Harcourt, Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery, Cornelia Creek Wines
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

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