15 days in Victoria & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

15 days in Victoria & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

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15 days in Victoria & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Ballarat
— 3 nights
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ventnor
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online vacation maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Daylesford (Spas & Wellness & Stony Creek Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat vacation maker .

Take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Daylesford
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas & Wellness

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Bird Rock Lookout, and then enjoy some diversion at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bird Rock Lookout
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Torquay Foreshore Play Park ©
Torquay Foreshore Play Park
Bird Rock Lookout ©
Bird Rock Lookout

2
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trek along Swan Lake Trail, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, get great views at Pinnacles Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ventnor day trip planner.

Getting from Torquay to Ventnor by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ventnor are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Summerlands, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Churchill Island, Pinnacles Lookout
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Bimbadeen Phillip Island ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island
Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail

4
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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra vacation maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ventnor to Canberra. Traveling from Ventnor in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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