60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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60 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Red Hill
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Warrnambool
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Halls Gap
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bendigo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ballarat
— 7 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner .

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Malvern Town Hall, Oldis Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of Cowes with an excursion to State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, stop by Tyde, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cowes day trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Red Hill.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Phillip Island, State Coal Mine, The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

8
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 out of town with these interesting Red Hill side-trips: Portsea (Point Nepean National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb) and TreAnd (in Baxter). The adventure continues: hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Hill journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Red Hill takes 2 hours. In June in Red Hill, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Mornington, Portsea, Dromana, Shoreham, Quealy Winemakers
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Lorne (Erskine Falls, Great Ocean Road Story, & more), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Torquay Foreshore Play Park, and take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Red Hill to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Escape Books, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

7
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy), Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, & more) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and make a trip to The Artery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Camperdown, Childer's Cove, Twelve Apostles, Griffiths Island
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

8
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Montara Winery (in Ararat), Dunkeld (Mount Abrupt & Chimney Pots) and Narrapumelap Historic Homestead (in Wickliffe). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Pinnacle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wimmera Hills Winery, do a tasting at Grampians Estate Cellar Door, and head outdoors with Venture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap route planner.

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Halls Gap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Moonambel, Narrapumelap Historic Homestead, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Montara Winery
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bendigo: GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria (in Rochester), Heathcote (Mount Ida Lookout & Sanguine Estate) and Seymour (Blue Tongue Berries & Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Tabilk Wetlands and Wildlife Reserve, and explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bendigo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Halls Gap to Bendigo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maldon, Heathcote, Echuca, Boort, Seymour
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk ©

7
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Mount Avoca (in Avoca), Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings (in Clunes) and Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, walk around Quarry St Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ballarat trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ballarat are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Maryborough, Quarry St Reserve, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Mt. Elephant
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

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