8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Fly
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Geelong
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bright
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mallacoota
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yanakie
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
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Geelong

— 2 nights
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Take a break from Geelong with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, don't miss a visit to Geelong Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geelong trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney to Geelong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Geelong when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bright.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Bright

— 2 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. On the 5th (Sun), stroll around Mystic Mountain Bike Park, then stop by Noofies, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cherry Walk Nature Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Bright Brewery, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Howitt Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Bright online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Geelong to Bright takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bright can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Bright

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Mallacoota

— 1 night
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get lost in a book at Mallacoota Information Centre, then head off the coast to Gabo Island, and then stroll through Mallacoota Coastal Walks.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mallacoota itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bright to Mallacoota in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bright in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mallacoota, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Mallacoota

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Yanakie

— 1 night
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Squeaky Beach, trek along Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, and then explore the activities along Shallow Inlet.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yanakie road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mallacoota to Yanakie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Yanakie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Bairnsdale

— 1 night
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, then look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods, then view the masterpieces at East Gippsland Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bairnsdale trip planner.

Getting from Yanakie to Bairnsdale by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Bairnsdale, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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.