16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Cowes
— 3 nights
4
Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
5
Torquay
— 1 night
6
Ballarat
— 2 nights

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 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the collection at State Library Victoria, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, then don't miss a visit to Southbank, then try your luck at Crown Casino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Change things up with a short trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Lookout, and learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cowes journey maker tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Cowes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rhyll, Maru Koala and Animal Park, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Pinnacles Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Pinnacles Lookout ©
Pinnacles Lookout

2
nights
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Charlie's Auto Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Arthurs Seat Eagle. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Seawinds Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arthurs Seat planning app.

Drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Heronswood, Spas, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Spas
Heronswood ©
Heronswood

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 9th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then get great views at Point Danger Lookout, then kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Arthurs Seat to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Spas
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daylesford
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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