49 days in Victoria Itinerary

49 days in Victoria Itinerary

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49 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Ventnor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arthurs Seat
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Halls Gap
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballarat
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Beechworth
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Ventnor is known for museums, wineries, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, stroll through Ventnor Beach, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ventnor day trip app .

Sydney to Ventnor is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Ventnor is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, Newhaven, Summerlands, Rhyll Jetty
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (Sorrento Front Beach, Diamond Bay, & more), Aspendale Beach (in Aspendale) and Mornington (Mills Beach & Mothers Beach). And it doesn't end there: trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at McCrae Beach, and browse for treasures at Tyabb Packing House Antiques.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arthurs Seat online journey planner .

You can drive from Ventnor to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mornington, Sorrento, Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
McCrae Beach ©
McCrae Beach

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Point Lonsdale Beach (in Point Lonsdale), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest) and Kevin Hoffman Walk (in Lara). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, kick back and relax at 13th Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Torquay route planner .

You can drive from Arthurs Seat to Torquay in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Geelong, Point Lonsdale Beach, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Warrnambool: Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Twelve Apostles, & more), Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, don't miss a visit to Mystery In The Trees, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, and contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool day trip planning site .

You can drive from Torquay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Camperdown, Childer's Cove, Cape Nelson State Park, Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

7
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 Horsham (Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk & Wimmera River), Ngamadjidj Shelter (in Laharum) and Ararat (Langi Morgala Museum, Montara Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: trek along The Pinnacle, don't miss a visit to Silo Art Trail, have fun at Halls Gap swimming Pool, and get to know the resident critters at Halls Gap Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halls Gap trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Halls Gap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ararat, Horsham, Grampians National Park, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Grape Farm Winery
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 29:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

6
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Bendigo (Alexandra Fountain & Central Deborah Gold Mine), Phillips Gardens (in Maryborough) and Daylesford (Spas & Stony Creek Gallery). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill, examine the collection at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and learn about winemaking at Mount Avoca.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ballarat visit planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Ballarat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Creswick, Daylesford, Bendigo, Castlemaine-Maldon Railside Trail, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 6:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

9
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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne planning app .

Getting from Ballarat to Melbourne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Get out of town with these interesting Beechworth side-trips: Chrismont (in Cheshunt), Pfeiffer Wines (in Wahgunyah) and Rutherglen (Andrew Buller Wines & James & Co. Wines). On the 18th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Tirol Sports. There's still lots to do: cool off at Yarrawonga Foreshore, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, browse the collection at Wangaratta Library, and learn about winemaking at Markwood Estate.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beechworth online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Melbourne to Beechworth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March in Beechworth, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beechworth

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Rutherglen, Bright, Pfeiffer Wines, Great Alpine Road, Yarrawonga Foreshore
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Chrismont ©
Chrismont
Bright Splash Park ©
Bright Splash Park

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