60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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60 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
3
Lorne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballarat
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Mildura
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Bendigo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Echuca
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Beechworth
— 10 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Munich

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and The Enchanted Adventure Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea) and Geelong Botanical Gardens (in Geelong). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner .

Munich, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Munich in June, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong, The Two Bays Walking Track, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Point Nepean National Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Yarra River ©
Yarra River
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

4
nights
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. The adventure continues: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, get great views at Pyramid Rock, join the crowd at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. June in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Churchill Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

5
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Mait's Rest and Teddy's Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Bay of Apostles, & more) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Make the 16th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lorne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Lorne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Lorne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Split Point Lighthouse, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Bells Beach, Cape Patton Lookout
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Foreshore Promenade, & more), Camperdown (Robert Burns Statue & Manifold Clock Tower) and Port Fairy (Blarney Books and Art & Griffiths Island). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and look for gifts at Apostle Whey Cheese.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Campbell holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Camperdown, Port Fairy
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

6
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Pinnacle and Grampians Adventure Golf. Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to The Picaninny (Bainggug) (in Dunkeld) and J Ward Museum Complex (in Ararat). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, stroll through Wonderland Loop Hike, take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, and take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip maker app .

Drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, The Picaninny (Bainggug), J Ward Museum Complex, Grampians National Park, MacKenzie Falls
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Maryborough Railway Station (in Maryborough), Daylesford (Convent Gallery, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more) and Mount Avoca (in Avoca). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, explore the historical opulence of Kryal Castle, and don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ballarat trip itinerary app .

Drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Ballarat sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daylesford, Maryborough Railway Station, Mount Avoca
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

5
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunraysia Cellar Door and Cappa Stone Wines. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Merbein Common, do a tasting at Trentham Estate, and get your game on at Inflatable World.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mildura trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ballarat to Mildura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Mildura, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Mildura

#Parks, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trip

Cappa Stone Wines
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bendigo Art Gallery and Golden Dragon Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bendigo: Tabilk Wetlands and Wildlife Reserve (in Tabilk), Oak Forest (in Harcourt) and Boort (Simply Tomatoes, Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures, & more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Deborah Gold Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St Kilian's Church, get lost in a book at Castlemaine Library, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Henry of Harcourt.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bendigo online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mildura to Bendigo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Castlemaine, Boort, Harcourt, Tabilk Wetlands and Wildlife Reserve, Lake Nagambie
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
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Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine

5
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Gunbower National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Echuca: Barmah National Park (in Barmah), Belstack Strawberry Farm (in Kialla) and Victoria Park Lake (in Shepparton). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, stop by Echuca Heritage Sweet Co, and relax in the rural setting at The Strawberry Pick.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Echuca itinerary planner .

Getting from Bendigo to Echuca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Echuca

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Barmah National Park, Victoria Park Lake, Belstack Strawberry Farm, Cornelia Creek Wines, Gunbower National Park
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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 ©

10
nights
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Explore hidden gems such as Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Falls Creek Museum (in Falls Creek), La Cantina Vineyard (in King Valley) and Brookfield Maze (in Myrrhee). On the 24th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mt Buller. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Mount Buffalo National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk, let little ones run wild at Howitt Park, experience rural life at Mt Buffalo Olives, and savor the flavors at King River Estate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beechworth trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Echuca to Beechworth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Beechworth, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beechworth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bright, Wangaratta, Milawa, Falls Creek, King River Estate
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 29:
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Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk

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