60 days in Victoria Itinerary

60 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 22 nights
2
Cowes
— 4 nights
3
Arthurs Seat
— 5 nights
4
Mount Hotham
— 2 nights
5
Bendigo
— 6 nights
6
Ballarat
— 5 nights
7
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
8
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
9
Torquay
— 5 nights

22
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Payten & Jones Wines in Healesville, approximately Healesville away. Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Payten & Jones Wines
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 19:
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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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, take a leisurely stroll along Rhyll Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at YCW Beach.

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

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Cowes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Rhyll, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, Kitty Miller Bay
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

5
nights
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Arthurs Seat: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and don't miss a visit to Main Street Mornington.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arthurs Seat tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Arthurs Seat takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mornington, Rosebud, Fenian Wines, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©

2
nights
Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tirol Sports.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mount Hotham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Arthurs Seat to Mount Hotham by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Tirol Sports
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board ©
Tirol Sports ©
Tirol Sports

6
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.
Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to Echuca (National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca & TwistED Science), GrainCorp Silo Art (in Rochester) and Noorilim Estate (in Strathbogie). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Yi Yuan Gardens, make a trip to Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, and take in the dramatic natural features at Castlemaine Anticlinal Fold.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bendigo day trip site.

You can drive from Mount Hotham to Bendigo in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Castlemaine, Echuca, Lake Tom Thumb, O'Keefe Rail Trail, Metcalfe Cascades
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
TwistED Science ©
TwistED Science
Blackhill Reserve ©
Blackhill Reserve

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail (in Skipton), Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Stony Creek Gallery, &more) and Blue Pyrenees Estate (in Avoca). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Goldfields Track, contemplate the waterfront views at St George's Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballarat travel route builder site.

You can drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, Ballan Farmers Market, Blue Pyrenees Estate, St George's Lake
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Glenelg Chocolates (in Coleraine), Wannon Falls (in Hamilton) and Murtoa Stick Shed (in Murtoa). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Sturgeon, head outdoors with Venture, and trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap travel route website.

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Hamilton, Horsham, Glenelg Chocolates, Murtoa Stick Shed
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Chimney Pots ©
Chimney Pots
Mt Sturgeon ©
Mt Sturgeon

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Lake Cobden (in Cobden), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, go for a walk through Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, and trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Halls Gap to Port Campbell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lake Cobden, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Childer's Cove, Peterborough Foreshore Playground
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Point Lonsdale (Point Lonsdale Beach & Point Lonsdale Lighthouse), Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Sheoak Falls, &more) and Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, walk around Torquay Foreshore Play Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Creek Horse Rides, and kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online road trip planner.

You can 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 August, daytime highs in Torquay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lorne, Point Lonsdale, Anglesea, Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve, Great Escape Books
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park

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