9 days in Victoria Itinerary

9 days in Victoria Itinerary

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9 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Birmingham

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay road trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Torquay is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Torquay is 10 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in January, expect Torquay to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ballarat itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and ArtVo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Warrandyte State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey maker site .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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