8 days in Victoria Itinerary

8 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
3
Ballarat
— 1 night

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Take a break from the city and head to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Churchill Island Marine National Park. Family-friendly places like Koala Conservation Centre and Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, head off the coast to Churchill Island, and brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner.

You can 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 September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Rhyll, Newhaven
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
Churchill Island Marine National Park

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cowes to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Ballarat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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