5 days in Victoria Itinerary

5 days in Victoria Itinerary

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5 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grampians. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

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Grampians
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Boroka Lookout, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, and then tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halls Gap trip planner .

Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Grampians Adventure Golf ©
Grampians Adventure Golf
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 4th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Central Deborah Gold Mine, then admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bendigo online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Bendigo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral

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