8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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8 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

5
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 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

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Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Rhyll Jetty.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes visit planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Cowes, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Rhyll Jetty, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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