56 days in Victoria Itinerary

56 days in Victoria Itinerary

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56 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + train:  25​h
1
Bendigo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Halls Gap
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Warrnambool
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ballarat
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Red Hill
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bendigo side-trips: Maldon (Maldon General Cemetery & Mount Tarrengower Lookout), GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria (in Rochester) and Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery (in Castlemaine). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, learn about winemaking at Sanguine Estate, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, and explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Bendigo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Echuca, Maldon, Seymour, Heathcote, Kyneton
Find places to stay May 7 — 14:
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk ©
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

7
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Dunkeld (Chimney Pots, Mount Abrupt, & more), Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington) and Best's Wines Great Western (in Great Western). There's lots more to do: hike along The Pinnacle, make a trip to Narrapumelap Historic Homestead, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and do a tasting at Montara Winery.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Halls Gap online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Ararat, The Balconies, Pierrepoint Wines, Grampians National Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy), Twelve Apostles (in Princetown) and Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Gibsons Steps, & more). There's much more to do: stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue, and identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip maker site .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Camperdown, Childer's Cove, Griffiths Island, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

6
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail (in Skipton), Quarry St Reserve (in Trentham) and Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, admire the natural beauty at Phillips Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat attractions planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Ballarat sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, Mt. Elephant, Quarry St Reserve, St Augustine's Church
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mait's Rest, & more) and Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, and make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Red Hill.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Kennet River, Great Escape Books
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

7
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Red Hill: Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea), Rye Pier (in Rye) and Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands (in Seaford). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, explore the galleries of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at Rosebud Park Golf Course.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Red Hill trip builder app .

Drive from Torquay to Red Hill in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Red Hill are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mornington, Dromana, Rye, Stumpy Gully Winery, Australian Garden
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Spas

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
When in Cowes, make a side trip to see State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, go for a walk through Pinnacles Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cowes driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Red Hill to Cowes takes 2 hours. June in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Ventnor, Rhyll, Summerlands, Phillip Island
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne planner .

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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