60 days in Victoria & Gippsland Itinerary

60 days in Victoria & Gippsland Itinerary

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60 days in Victoria & Gippsland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
St Kilda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Warrnambool
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Flinders
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ventnor
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Inverloch
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Healesville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne


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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Get out of town with these interesting St Kilda side-trips: Cranbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne & Australian Garden), Werribee (Werribee Park Heritage Orchard & Farmyard, Werribee Open Range Zoo, & more) and Mordialloc Creek Reserve (in Mordialloc). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, let little ones run wild at Logan Reserve, stroll around Windsor Siding, and appreciate the history behind The Sun & The Moon Sculpture - Paul Juraszek.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St Kilda trip planner .

St Kilda is just a stone's throw from Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Werribee, Cranbourne, Elwood Canal, Williamstown Uniting Church, Scienceworks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballarat: Spas (in Daylesford), Bendigo (Central Deborah Gold Mine & Bendigo Art Gallery) and Henry of Harcourt (in Harcourt). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat journey maker app .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Ballarat sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, St Augustine's Church, Spas, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

5
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halls Gap: Montara Winery (in Ararat), Horsham (Barangaroo Boutique Wines, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, & more) and Wimmera Hills Winery (in Elmhurst). There's much more to do: hike along The Pinnacle, enjoy some diversion at Halls Gap swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape of Grampians National Park, and don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halls Gap road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Horsham, Montara Winery, Pierrepoint Wines, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Wimmera Hills Winery
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

5
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Portland (Portland Botanical Gardens & Cape Nelson State Park), Port Fairy (Griffiths Island, Russell Clark Reserve, & more) and Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

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 Dec 22 — 27:
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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
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, make a trip to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Camperdown, Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Peterborough Foreshore Playground
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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: The Rip (in Queenscliff), Lorne (Erskine Falls, Lorne Beach, & more) and Bellarine Distillery (in Drysdale). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Kennet River.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flinders.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Geelong, The Rip, Bellarine Distillery, Kennet River
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

4
nights
Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. Get out of town with these interesting Flinders side-trips: Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea) and Mornington (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery & Beer Tastings & Tours). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, do a tasting at Panton Vineyard, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tee off at Rosebud Park Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Flinders trip planner .

Drive from Torquay to Flinders in 2.5 hours. In January in Flinders, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Flinders

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mornington, Panton Vineyard, Rosebud Park Golf Course, Fenian Wines, Point Nepean National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©

3
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Ventnor is known for museums, wineries, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, make a trip to SS Speke Shipwreck, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and kick back and relax at Kitty Miller Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventnor attractions planner.

You can drive from Flinders to Ventnor in 2 hours. January in Ventnor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Balnarring, Summerlands, The Nobbies
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Bimbadeen Phillip Island ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Get out of town with these interesting Cowes side-trips: Bassine Specialty Cheeses (in Bass), George Bass Coastal Walk (in San Remo) and Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, look for gifts at Tyde, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and make a trip to Pinnacles Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes online day trip planner .

Cowes is just a short distance from Ventnor. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverloch.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Phillip Island, Rhyll, Bassine Specialty Cheeses, Maru Koala and Animal Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Rhyll Jetty ©
Rhyll Jetty

6
nights
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverloch: Gecko Studio Gallery (in Fish Creek), Wilsons Promontory National Park (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Little Waterloo Bay, & more) and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville). There's lots more to do: go deep underground at State Coal Mine, stroll through Great Southern Rail Trail, trek along Great Southern Rail Trail, and experience rural life at Toora Wind Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverloch day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Inverloch takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Inverloch

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Toora, Leongatha, State Coal Mine, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
State Coal Mine ©
State Coal Mine
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

6
nights
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Change things up with these side-trips from Healesville: Noojee (Noojee Trestle Bridge, Alpine Trout Farm, & more), National Rhododendron Gardens (in Olinda) and Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead (in Wandin North). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, do a tasting at Corniola Wines, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lofty.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Healesville online itinerary maker .

Drive from Inverloch to Healesville in 2 hours. In January in Healesville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Noojee, Yarra Glen, Little Charli's Lookout, Upper Yarra Museum, Mount Lofty
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk ©
Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park

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