31 days in Victoria Itinerary

31 days in Victoria Itinerary

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31 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Echuca
— 4 nights
2
Ballarat
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Red Hill
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Melbourne
— 8 nights
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Echuca: Cheeky Grog Co. (in Bunbartha), Boort (Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures & Salute Olivia) and Longleat Estate (in Murchison). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, take in the exciting artwork at Whilstle Stop Studio Gallery, make a trip to GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Victoria Cross Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Echuca day trip planner.

Sydney to Echuca is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Wineries Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Euroa, Boort, Cheeky Grog Co., GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria, Longleat Estate
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Maygars Hill Winery ©
Maygars Hill Winery
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Salute Olivia ©
Salute Olivia

4
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: Spas (in Daylesford), Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings (in Clunes) and Bendigo (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo Art Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Cathedral, do a tasting at Mount Avoca, and don't miss a visit to Backspace Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ballarat tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Echuca to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bendigo, Spas, Mount Avoca, Wimmera Hills Winery, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, and then get great views at Point Danger Lookout. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, then cruise along Great Ocean Road, and then stroll around Anglesea Bike Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay day trip planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Torquay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Anglesea Bike Park
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Castle Cove (in Glenaire), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Red Hill.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camperdown, Cape Otway Lightstation, Peterborough Foreshore Playground, Childer's Cove, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Red Hill: Portsea (Scuba & Snorkeling & Point Nepean National Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, learn about winemaking at Panton Vineyard, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Red Hill using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Red Hill takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mornington, Portsea, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Stumpy Gully Winery, Panton Vineyard
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©

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, theme parks, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner .

You can drive from Red Hill to Cowes in 2 hours. In August in Cowes, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Summerlands, Churchill Island, Rhyll Jetty
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

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Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 31:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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