22 days in Ivanhoe, Swan Hill & Echuca Itinerary

22 days in Ivanhoe, Swan Hill & Echuca Itinerary

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22 days in Ivanhoe, Swan Hill & Echuca Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  30​min
1
Ivanhoe
— 10 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Swan Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Echuca
— 7 nights
End: Melbourne

10
nights
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe ©
Get some historical perspective at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Rippon Lea. Step out of the city life by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Ivanhoe: Victoria State Rose Garden (in Werribee), Jewish Holocaust Centre (in Elsternwick) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Kinglake National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ivanhoe trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Ivanhoe is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Swan Hill.

Things to do in Ivanhoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elsternwick, Woodend, Werribee, Brighton Beach, Kinglake National Park
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Ricardo Ferro ©
Ricardo Ferro
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

3
nights
Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Step out of the city life by going to Yanga National Park and Salute Olivia. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Murray-Sunset National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pioneer Settlement, get outside with Big4 riverside, take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swan Hill trip planner .

Drive from Ivanhoe to Swan Hill in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Murray-Sunset National Park, Salute Olivia, Flying Boat Museum, Yanga National Park
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Yanga National Park ©
Yanga National Park
Salute Olivia ©
Salute Olivia
Big4 riverside ©
Big4 riverside

7
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and Rosalind Park will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Lake Weeroona and Echuca Luxury Houseboats. Get out of town with these interesting Echuca side-trips: Bendigo (Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Community Farmers Market, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, get your game on at Oz Maze and Mini Golf, and explore and take pictures at Billabong Ranch.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Echuca road trip planning tool .

Getting from Swan Hill to Echuca by car takes about 2 hours. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bendigo
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

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