50 days in Victoria Itinerary

50 days in Victoria Itinerary

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50 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Townsville
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Echuca
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bendigo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Campbell
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lorne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Yanakie
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bairnsdale
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Townsville

4
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and Thompson Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Echuca: Barmah National Park (in Barmah) and Gunbower National Park (in Gunbower). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Echuca trip maker website .

Townsville to Echuca is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Barmah National Park, Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre, Gunbower National Park, Thompson Beach
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and Salute Olivia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bendigo Art Gallery and Golden Dragon Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maldon (Main Street & Carman's Tunnel) and Simply Tomatoes (in Boort). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Rosalind Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, and contemplate the long history of Fortuna Villa.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bendigo tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maldon, Boort, Eaglehawk Town Hall, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Popular historic sites such as St Augustine's Church and St Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Convent Gallery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ballarat trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Ballarat sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, St Augustine's Church
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

6
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Pinnacle and Grampians Adventure Golf. Get in touch with nature at Grampians National Park and MacKenzie Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Halls Gap side-trips: J Ward Museum Complex (in Ararat), Little Desert National Park (in Dimboola) and Ngamadjidj Shelter (in Laharum). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo, admire the sheer force of Burrong Falls, take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout, and trek along Grampians Peaks Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Halls Gap fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Little Desert National Park, MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park, J Ward Museum Complex
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

6
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Johanna Beach and Logan's Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at London Bridge and Griffiths Island. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, & more). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell journey planner .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Griffiths Island, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

5
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Ocean Walk and Bells Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Won Wondah & Henderson Falls. Make the 8th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, make a trip to The Splitters Grave, take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, and enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne tour itinerary app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Lorne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Lorne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

7
nights
Yanakie

Yanakie ©
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alberton Cemetery and Cape Liptrap Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Wilsons Promontory National Park and Picnic Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Wilsons Promontory National Park (Darby Beach, Little Waterloo Bay, & more), Pearl Park (in Foster) and Gecko Studio Gallery (in Fish Creek). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotters Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Southern Rail Trail, and hike along Great Southern Rail Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yanakie online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Yanakie takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Yanakie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Gecko Studio Gallery, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Great Southern Rail Trail, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Norman Beach ©
Norman Beach

6
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Buchan Caves and Tirol Sports. Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Catholic Church and Omeo Historic Park & Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Snowy River Marlo (in Marlo), Sale (St Mary's Cathedral & St Pauls Cathedral) and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (in Mount Hotham). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Snowy River National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Raymond Island, browse the exhibits of Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, get outside with Mitchell river walk, and learn about winemaking at Ensay Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale journey maker website .

You can drive from Yanakie to Bairnsdale in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sale, Omeo Historic Park & Museum, Ensay Winery, Raymond Island, Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
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Raymond Island ©
Raymond Island
Snowy River National Park ©
Snowy River National Park

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brighton Beach and Sandridge Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong), Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park, have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Brighton Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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