41 days in Victoria Itinerary

41 days in Victoria Itinerary

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41 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rye
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Princetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Warrnambool
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ballarat
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and O'Shannassy Trail (in Warburton). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday maker app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, O'Shannassy Trail
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, theme parks, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, stroll through Ventnor Beach, identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rye.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Newhaven, Rhyll Jetty, YCW Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

5
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rye: Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha), Somers Beach (in Somers) and Mornington (Baluk Arts, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, stroll through No 16 Beach, kick back and relax at Gunnamatta Beach, and admire the striking features of Heronswood.

Plan trip to Rye with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cowes to Rye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a bus. January in Rye sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mornington, Sorrento, McCrae Beach, Somers Beach, Mount Martha Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
McCrae Beach ©
McCrae Beach

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Bellarine Distillery (in Drysdale) and Stevensons Falls (in Barramunga). The adventure continues: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and make a splash at Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Torquay route planner .

Drive from Rye to Torquay in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, 13th Beach, Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Point Lonsdale Beach, Stevensons Falls
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists

4
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princetown: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mariners Lookout, & more) and Courthouse Camperdown (in Camperdown).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Princetown attractions site .

Drive from Torquay to Princetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Courthouse Camperdown
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

5
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy), Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong) and Portland (Portland Botanical Gardens & Cape Nelson State Park). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to The F Project, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Portland, Petrified Forest and Blowholes, Childer's Cove, Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

5
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: Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk (in Horsham), Mt Stapylton (in Laharum) and Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk). There's much more to do: hike along The Pinnacle, get outside with Venture, enjoy some diversion at Halls Gap swimming Pool, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halls Gap online trip maker .

Drive from Warrnambool to Halls Gap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Langi Morgala Museum, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, Mt Stapylton, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings (in Clunes), Spas (in Daylesford) and Central Deborah Gold Mine (in Bendigo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ballarat trip itinerary 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. January in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Creswick, Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, Central Deborah Gold Mine, Spas, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

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