60 days in Victoria & Gippsland Itinerary

60 days in Victoria & Gippsland Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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St Kilda
— 5 nights
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Ballarat
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 5 nights
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Warrnambool
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Torquay
— 4 nights
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Flinders
— 4 nights
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Ventnor
— 3 nights
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Cowes
— 4 nights
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Inverloch
— 6 nights
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Healesville
— 6 nights
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:

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St Kilda

You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Kilda: Cranbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne & Australian Garden), Werribee (Werribee Park Heritage Orchard & Farmyard, Werribee Open Range Zoo, &more) and Mordialloc Creek Reserve (in Mordialloc).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Kilda trip website.

St Kilda is very close to Melbourne. December in St Kilda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

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Ballarat

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford), Henry of Harcourt (in Harcourt) and Bendigo (Central Deborah Gold Mine & Bendigo Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, and stroll through Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ballarat, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from St Kilda to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ballarat are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Horsham (Barangaroo Boutique Wines, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, &more), Montara Winery (in Ararat) and Wimmera Hills Winery (in Elmhurst). There's much more to do: trek along The Pinnacle, have fun at Halls Gap swimming Pool, take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip builder tool.

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

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Portland (Portland Botanical Gardens & Cape Nelson State Park), Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong) and Port Fairy (Griffiths Island, Russell Clark Reserve, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, and walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, appreciate the history behind Robert Burns Statue, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gnotuk Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Bellarine Distillery (in Drysdale), The Rip (in Queenscliff) and Lorne (Erskine Falls, Lorne Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, look for gifts at Mind Games, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Flinders.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flinders: Mornington (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery & Beer Tastings & Tours) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk, do a tasting at Panton Vineyard, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Greens Bush.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Flinders online visit planner.

Drive from Torquay to Flinders in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Flinders are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Flinders

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

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Ventnor

Ventnor is known for museums, wineries, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, kick back and relax at Kitty Miller Bay, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and learn about all things military at Museum of HMAS Cerberus.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ventnor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flinders to Ventnor takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ventnor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Ventnor

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cowes: Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville), Bassine Specialty Cheeses (in Bass) and George Bass Coastal Walk (in San Remo). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, identify plant and animal life at Seal Rock, stop by Tyde, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes route planning site.

Cowes is just a short distance from Ventnor. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverloch.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

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Inverloch

Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. Explore Inverloch's surroundings by going to Wilsons Promontory National Park (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Little Waterloo Bay, &more), Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville) and Gecko Studio Gallery (in Fish Creek). There's lots more to do: go deep underground at State Coal Mine, grab your bike and head to Great Southern Rail Trail, don't miss a visit to Toora Wind Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Strzelecki Track.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Inverloch fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Cowes to Inverloch in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Inverloch

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

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Healesville

Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healesville: Mount Lofty (in Wonga Park), Noojee (Noojee Trestle Bridge, Alpine Trout Farm, &more) and Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (in Olinda). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Healesville Sanctuary, do a tasting at Corniola Wines, take an in-depth tour of Upper Yarra Museum, and don't miss a visit to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Healesville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inverloch to Healesville takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Victoria travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

Gippsland travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · National Parks · Beaches
A huge region that stretches from the suburbs of Melbourne to the New South Wales border, Gippsland is an expanse of nature preserves and farmland that supply Melbourne's vegetables and cattle. Stunning natural wonders such as the Strzelecki Ranges, Gippsland Lakes, Walhalia, Baw Baw Plateau, and Phillip Island attract thousands of visitors throughout the year. Interestedly enough, the natural land is mostly infertile, lacking almost every mineral to grow food, but over the years artificial fertilization has yielded a large amount of crops.