53 days in Victoria Itinerary

53 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Beechworth
— 5 nights
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Echuca
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap
— 6 nights
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Ballarat
— 6 nights
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Geelong
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Rosebud
— 5 nights
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Cowes
— 7 nights
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Melbourne
— 8 nights

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Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beechworth: Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours (in Mansfield), Eurobin Falls (in Mount Buffalo National Park) and Cherry Walk Nature Trail (in Bright). On the 3rd (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Tirol Sports. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Woolshed Waterfalls, learn about winemaking at Chrismont, and get all the equipment you need at Falls Creek Cross Country.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beechworth online itinerary planner.

Sydney to Beechworth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Beechworth to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Beechworth

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Chrismont ©
Chrismont
Tirol Sports ©
Tirol Sports

5
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Boort (Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures & Salute Olivia), Strathbogie (The Rockery Gemstone Museum & Noorilim Estate) and Cussen Park (in Tatura). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc, take some stellar pictures from Mount Ida Lookout, and go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Echuca road trip planner.

Drive from Beechworth to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Boat Tours & Water Sports

6
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenelg Chocolates (in Coleraine), Mt Stapylton (in Laharum) and Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Pinnacle, take in the awesome beauty at The Picaninny (Bainggug), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Falls.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Halls Gap travel route planning app.

You can drive from Echuca to Halls Gap in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Mt Stapylton ©
Mt Stapylton

6
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Ballarat

Ballarat ©

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Venture out of the city with trips to Main Street (in Maldon), Castlemaine (Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine Anticlinal Fold, &more) and Daylesford (Spas, Daylesford Wine Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, see the interesting displays at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yi Yuan Gardens, and look for gifts at Bendigo Hat Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Ballarat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Daylesford Wine Tours ©
Daylesford Wine Tours
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

5
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
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. Explore Geelong's surroundings by going to Queenscliff (Sea All Dolphin Swims & The Rip). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at You Yangs Regional Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, awaken your taste buds at Wilsons Wine Tours Geelong, let little ones run wild at Barwon Valley Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong route site.

Drive from Ballarat to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Australian Skydive ©
Australian Skydive

5
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Hopetoun Falls (in Beech Forest), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation, &more) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, let the kids burn off some steam at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and make a trip to The Grotto.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geelong 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 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rosebud.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

5
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Rosebud

Rosebud ©
Get out of town with these interesting Rosebud side-trips: Roy Dore Reserve Playground (in Carrum), Frankston (Excape, Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, &more) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rosebud trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Rosebud takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rosebud are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Amour of the Grape Tours ©
Amour of the Grape Tours
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cowes road trip app.

You can drive from Rosebud to Cowes in 2 hours. In November in Cowes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Helicopters ©
Phillip Island Helicopters
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

8
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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