60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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60 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bright
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bendigo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ballarat
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Thornton) and The Food Purveyor (in Geelong). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Torquay, Geelong, Fishing Charters & Tours, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

7
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kids will appreciate attractions like A Maze'N Things and Somers Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Cowes Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cowes: Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento), Portsea (Point Nepean National Park & Portsea Back Beach) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, stroll through The Nobbies Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cowes travel route tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Newhaven, Portsea, Bunurong Marine National Park, Somers Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

8
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wilsons Promontory National Park and Little Waterloo Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Squeaky Beach and Picnic Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilsons Promontory National Park: Grand Strzelecki Track (in Balook), Great Southern Rail Trail (in Toora) and Woodside (Reeeves Beach & Woodside Beach). There's lots more to do: trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, explore the striking landscape at Tongue Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Great Prom Walk, and get great views at Norman Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park tour website .

Drive from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Woodside, Great Southern Rail Trail, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Ninety Mile Beach, Grand Strzelecki Track
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 23:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Tongue Point ©
Tongue Point

8
nights
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bright Splash Park and Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Walk and Falls Creek Cross Country. Explore Bright's surroundings by going to Bungalow Spur Hiking Trail (in Harrietville), Tirol Sports (in Hotham Heights) and Lake Eildon National Park (in Eildon). There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Dartmouth Dam, stop by Nightingale Bros, identify plant and animal life at Stringybark Creek Historic Reserve, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bright trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Bright takes 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bright are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Bright

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tawonga South, Mount Beauty, Harrietville, Stringybark Creek Historic Reserve, Ladies Bath Falls
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Lake Eildon National Park ©
Lake Eildon National Park
Tirol Sports ©
Tirol Sports

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bendigo Art Gallery and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Terrick Terrick National Park and Mount Ida Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Inglewood (Fusspots At Inglewood & Melville Caves), Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (in Chewton) and Echuca (National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, enjoy some friendly competition at Bendigo Bowling Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park, and stroll through O'Keefe Rail Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bendigo trip website .

Drive from Bright to Bendigo in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Echuca, Heathcote, Inglewood, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, Terrick Terrick National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Terrick Terrick National Park ©
Terrick Terrick National Park
TwistED ©
TwistED

7
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Attractions like Lake Wendouree and Enfield State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Mt. Elephant. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs (in Sailors Falls), Maze House (in Newlyn) and Daylesford (Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens & Lake Daylesford). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Domino Trail, have some family-friendly fun at RPM Indoor Karts, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballarat route planner .

You can drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Creswick, Bostock Reservoir, Mt. Elephant, Maze House
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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 Halls Gap Zoo and Climbing Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Dunkeld (Mt Sturgeon, Mount Abrupt, & more). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf, hike along The Pinnacle, and head outdoors with Venture.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Halls Gap trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Victoria, MacKenzie Falls
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to London Bridge and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Family-friendly places like Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Gibsons Steps will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (The Twelve Apostles, The Grotto, & more) and Moyne River (in Port Fairy). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Port Fairy
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

5
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Walk and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Bring the kids along to Loch Ard Gorge and Kennet River Koala Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Lorne (Sheoak Falls, Erskine Falls, & more) and Port Campbell National Park (in Port Campbell). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall, and get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Port Campbell, Kennet River Koala Walk, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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