32 days in Victoria Itinerary

32 days in Victoria Itinerary

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32 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Red Hill
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
5
Ballarat
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Mildura
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

9
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 Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Mentone beach (in Mentone) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route builder tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Mentone beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Step out of the city life by going to Cowes Beach and Flynns Beach. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, Head underground at Forrest Caves, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip builder .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Red Hill.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Summerlands, Newhaven, Phillip Island
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Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

4
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at McCrae Beach and Somers Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Portsea Back Beach (in Portsea), Rye (Spas & Wellness & Rye Ocean Beach) and Gunnamatta Beach (in Fingal). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mount Martha Beach, stroll through Ocean Beach, and do a tasting at Rahona Valley Vineyard.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Hill trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Red Hill takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Red Hill are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Gunnamatta Beach, Rye Ocean Beach, Safety Beach, Portsea Back Beach
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Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach
Rye Ocean Beach ©
Rye Ocean Beach
Gunnamatta Beach ©
Gunnamatta Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Lorne Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Point Lonsdale Beach (in Point Lonsdale) and The Rip (in Queenscliff). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach.

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Traveling by car from Red Hill to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. April in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Beach, 13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lorne Beach, The Rip
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Wendouree and Hepburn Springs Golf Club. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sovereign Hill and St Augustine's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Wimmera Hills Winery (in Elmhurst), Great Western (Best's Wines Great Western, Grampians Estate, & more) and Mount Avoca (in Avoca). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Red Duck Micro-Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at Daylesford Cider Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip maker tool .

Getting from Torquay to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Ballarat

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Western, Daylesford, Wimmera Hills Winery, Grape Farm Winery, Hepburn Springs Golf Club
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Mount Avoca ©
Mount Avoca
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

5
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Appreciate the collections at RAAF Memorial & Museum and Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead. Millewa Pioneer Park and Psyche Bend Pumping Station will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Apex Beach, and do a tasting at Oak Valley Estate Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mildura trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ballarat to Mildura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ballarat in April, expect nights in Mildura to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Red Cliffs, Millewa Pioneer Park, Psyche Bend Pumping Station
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery ©
Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery
Cappa Stone Wines ©
Cappa Stone Wines

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