48 days in Victoria Itinerary

48 days in Victoria Itinerary

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48 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inverloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Halls Gap
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Echuca
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Milawa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 18th (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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker site .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, theme parks, wildlife, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Flynns Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverloch.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Ventnor, Rhyll, Summerlands, Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

5
nights
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverloch: Merricks (Merricks General Store & Stoniers Vineyard), Warringine Park (in Bittern) and Wilsons Promontory National Park (Wilsons Promontory National Park & Norman Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, learn about winemaking at Narkoojee Winery, head outdoors with Anderson Inlet, and explore and take pictures at State Coal Mine.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverloch travel route planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Inverloch in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Inverloch

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Merricks, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Venus Bay Eco Retreat, Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat

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 8th (Mon): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Torquay online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Inverloch to Torquay takes 3 hours. October in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

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

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground (in Warrnambool), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Cape Otway Lightstation, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

6
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Halls Gap side-trips: Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington), Nigretta Falls (in Hamilton) and Ararat (J Ward Museum Complex & Montara Winery). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. There's much more to do: hike along The Pinnacle, don't miss a visit to Boroka Lookout, get great views at The Balconies, and do a tasting at Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halls Gap trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonambel, Grampians, Ararat, Stawell, Nigretta Falls
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill and then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Ballarat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Echuca side-trips: Lake Nagambie (in Nagambie), Heathcote (Viewing Rock Lookout & Rutherford&Maine) and Bendigo (Bendigo Joss House Temple, Bendigo Community Farmers Market, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, savor the flavors at Echuca Chocolate Company, explore and take pictures at Billabong Ranch, and take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Echuca sightseeing site .

Getting from Ballarat to Echuca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Milawa.

Things to do in Echuca

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Bendigo, Heathcote, Lake Nagambie
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona

6
nights
Milawa

Milawa ©
Milawa is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Snow Road, 18km south-east of Wangaratta, in the Rural City of Wangaratta. Get out of town with these interesting Milawa side-trips: Falls Creek Alpine Resort (in Falls Creek), Wahgunyah (Pfeiffer Wines & Valhalla Wines) and La Cantina Vineyard (in King Valley). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at King River Estate, learn about winemaking at Markwood Estate, enjoy some diversion at Wangaratta Indoor Sports & Aquatic Centre, and get your game on at Putt & Glow Mini Golf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milawa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Echuca to Milawa by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Milawa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milawa

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wangaratta, Beechworth, Wahgunyah, Falls Creek Alpine Resort, Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Putt & Glow Mini Golf ©
Putt & Glow Mini Golf

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