60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
2
Ballarat
— 7 nights
3
Torquay
— 5 nights
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
5
Halls Gap
— 7 nights
6
Bendigo
— 7 nights
7
Echuca
— 7 nights
8
Beechworth
— 7 nights
9
Cowes
— 5 nights

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Cheltenham Golf Club (in Cheltenham). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Cheltenham Golf Club, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

7
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Daylesford (Stony Creek Gallery & Spas), Mount Avoca (in Avoca) and Maryborough Railway Station (in Maryborough). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station, and identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat trip app.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Ballarat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, Mt. Elephant, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, Mount Avoca
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 6:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
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.
Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Erskine Falls (in Lorne), Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, sample the fine beverages at Bellarine Distillery, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and do a tasting at Blakes Estate Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Torquay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geelong, Blakes Estate Winery, Erskine Falls, Great Escape Books, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mariners Lookout) and Camperdown (Camperdown & District Heritage Centre & Courthouse Camperdown). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Torquay to Port Campbell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Camperdown, Cape Otway Lightstation, Peterborough Foreshore Playground, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

7
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk), Mt Stapylton (in Laharum) and Ararat (Langi Morgala Museum & Ararat Gallery TAMA). There's lots more to do: trek along The Pinnacle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venus Baths Loop, take a memorable tour with Tours, and walk around Johnny Mullagh Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Halls Gap by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Horsham, Ararat, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Grampians National Park, Mt Stapylton
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Climbing Tours

7
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Heathcote (Sanguine Estate & Mount Ida Lookout), Maldon General Cemetery (in Maldon) and Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, experience rural life at Salute Olivia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo trip maker.

Drive from Halls Gap to Bendigo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlemaine, Heathcote, Harcourt, Kyneton, Paramoor Winery
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Blackhill Reserve ©
Blackhill Reserve
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk ©
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

7
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Echuca side-trips: Cussen Park (in Tatura), Shepparton (Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton Motor Museum, &more) and Longleat Estate (in Murchison). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, learn about winemaking at Cornelia Creek Wines, experience rural life at Katamatite Garlic, and look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Echuca day trip tool.

Drive from Bendigo to Echuca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beechworth.

Things to do in Echuca

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Shepparton, Boort, Swan Hill, Katamatite Garlic, Cornelia Creek Wines
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

7
nights
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Get out of town with these interesting Beechworth side-trips: Chrismont (in Cheshunt), Mt Buffalo Olives (in Porepunkah) and Rutherglen (Olive Hills Estate & Andrew Buller Wines). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pfeiffer Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Walk Nature Trail, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and experience rural life at Gooramadda Olives.

You can plan Beechworth trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Echuca to Beechworth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Beechworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bright, Rutherglen, Wangaratta, Yackandandah Museum, Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail ©
Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

5
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Pinnacles Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cowes visit planner.

You can drive from Beechworth to Cowes in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Beechworth in December, you will find days in Cowes are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Rhyll
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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