15 days in Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Itinerary

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15 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

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Sydney to Echuca is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, sample the fine beverages at Henry of Harcourt, then explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church.

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You can drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Henry of Harcourt, Main Street
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, then get some fabulous bargains at Creswick Woollen Mills, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets.

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Traveling by car from Bendigo to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Creswick, The Mill Markets
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Allansford Cheese World and Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at London Bridge and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Weeaproinah to see Otway Fly Treetop Adventures about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to The Grotto, and revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, join the crowd at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach.

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Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Cowes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May in Cowes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

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Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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