60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 20 nights
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 6 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
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Warrnambool
— 4 nights
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Halls Gap
— 7 nights
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Ballarat
— 5 nights
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Bendigo
— 6 nights
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Echuca
— 7 nights
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Melbourne

— 20 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ArtVo and Eastern Beach Reserve. ACMI and National Wool Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park), St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong) and Victoria Golf Club (in Cheltenham). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rye Beach, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 21:

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 6 nights
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Little Waterloo Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Squeaky Beach and Lilly Pilly Gully. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilsons Promontory National Park: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (in Korumburra), Gecko Studio Gallery (in Fish Creek) and Grand Ridge Rail Trail (in Mirboo North). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Picnic Bay, identify plant and animal life at Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve, stroll through Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and explore the striking landscape of Bunurong Marine National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Apollo Bay

— 4 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Great Ocean Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Lorne Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery (in Port Campbell) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Blakes Estate Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Apollo Bay in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Warrnambool

— 4 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Allansford Cheese World and Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell National Park and Gibsons Steps. Change things up with these side-trips from Warrnambool: Port Campbell (The Grotto & London Bridge), Cape Nelson lighthouse (in Portland) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, view the masterpieces at Ngatanwarr Mural, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Halls Gap

— 7 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Get some historical perspective at Log Lock Up and Ngamadjidj Shelter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like J Ward Museum Complex and Murtoa Stick Shed. Change things up with these side-trips from Halls Gap: Mountainside Wines (in Warrak), Chimney Pots (in Dunkeld) and Grampians Estate Cellar Door (in Great Western). And it doesn't end there: trek along The Pinnacle, look for all kinds of wild species at Chatauqua Peak, meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap day trip planning website.

Getting from Warrnambool to Halls Gap by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 11:

Ballarat

— 5 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial. Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Eureka Centre capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Lal Lal Blast Furnace (in Lal Lal) and Daylesford (Spas, The Mill Markets, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ballarat Tramway Museum, contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

Bendigo

— 6 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendigo Art Gallery and Bendigo Pottery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosalind Park and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahbilk (in Tabilk), Maldon General Cemetery (in Maldon) and Castlemaine (Castlemaine Botanical Gardens & Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, admire the natural beauty at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, and admire the striking features of Eaglehawk Log Lock Up.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bendigo visit planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

Echuca

— 7 nights
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Ned Kelly Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Pioneer Settlement and National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca. Venture out of the city with trips to Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery (in Swan Hill), Thompson Beach (in Cobram) and Byramine Homestead (in Yarrawonga). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, make a trip to GrainCorp Silo Art, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Echuca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Echuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:

Victoria travel guide

4.5
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.