13 days in Victoria Itinerary

13 days in Victoria Itinerary

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13 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Burnie
Fly:  4​h
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Burnie

8
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. On the 18th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning website .

Burnie to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Burnie in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

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

2
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, then see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Griffiths Island, visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool driving holiday planner .

Getting from Torquay to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Port Fairy, The Grotto, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

2
days
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill and then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat road trip website .

Drive from Warrnambool to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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