14 days in Victoria Itinerary

14 days in Victoria Itinerary

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14 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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.
Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Torquay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally make a trip to Bakery Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ballarat trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Ballarat sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, stroll through Swan Lake Trail, go for a walk through Pinnacles Lookout, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cowes online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Cowes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Summerlands, Churchill Island, Pinnacles Lookout
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

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