27 days in Victoria Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Lorne
— 3 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell
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Warrnambool
— 2 nights
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Hamilton
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Dunkeld
— 2 nights
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Horsham
— 2 nights
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Swan Hill
— 2 nights
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Boort
— 1 night
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Clunes
— 3 nights
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Heathcote
— 1 night
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Benalla
— 2 nights
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Mansfield
— 3 nights
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Traralgon
— 1 day
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
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Melbourne
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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Lorne.
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Lorne — 3 nights

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Live Wire Park as well as Lorne Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Point Roadknight and Henderson Falls. Split Point Lighthouse and Great Ocean Road Story are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lorne trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Lorne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Apollo Bay on the 8th (Mon).
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Apollo Bay — 3 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Great Ocean Walk and Johanna Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Ocean Road and The Redwoods. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Beauchamp Falls (in Beech Forest). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall and surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Wonders.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay driving holiday website.

Drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 2 nights

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Wishart Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, then look for gifts at Blarney Books and Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Capital Cinema, Warrnambool.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hamilton.
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Hamilton

Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hamilton trip simple and quick.

Getting from Warrnambool to Hamilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Dunkeld on the 13th (Sat).
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Dunkeld — 2 nights

Dunkeld is a town in Victoria, Australia at the southern end of the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Southern Grampians. Explore hidden gems such as Grampians National Park and Nerissa Major's Art Studio. Get in touch with nature at Dunkeld Arboretum and Mt Thackeray. It doesn't end there: hike along Chimney Pots.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunkeld travel route planner.

Dunkeld is just a short distance from Hamilton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Horsham.
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Horsham — 2 nights

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Horsham Regional Art Gallery and then make a trip to Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Horsham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dunkeld to Horsham takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swan Hill.
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Swan Hill — 2 nights

Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Head to Skymirror and Balranald Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pioneer Settlement and Balranald Southern Cross. Take a break from Swan Hill with a short trip to Bridge Keeper's Cottage in Tooleybuc, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum and identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Swan Hill visit planning site.

Getting from Horsham to Swan Hill by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Boort.
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Boort — 1 night

Boort is a town in Victoria, Australia, located next to Lake Boort, in the Shire of Loddon. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Lake boort, then relax in the rural setting at Salute Olivia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Boort.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boort trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Swan Hill to Boort takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Clunes.
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Clunes — 3 nights

Clunes is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres north of Ballarat, in the Shire of Hepburn. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maryborough Paramount Theatre and Esmond Park. Let the collections at The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottle and Art Trax capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Clunes to Avoca to see Mount Avoca about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Clunes Museum and identify plant and animal life at Tinakori Animal Farm Stay.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Clunes sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Boort to Clunes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Heathcote.
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Heathcote — 1 night

Heathcote is a town in central Victoria, Australia, situated on the Northern Highway 110 kilometres north of Melbourne and 40 kilometres south-east of Bendigo via the McIvor Highway. Hanging Rock Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, then snap pictures at Redesdale Bridge, and then grab your bike and head to O'Keefe Rail Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Heathcote trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Clunes to Heathcote takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Benalla.
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Benalla — 2 nights

Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about 212km north east of the state capital Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Goorambat Silo Art, then steep yourself in history at St James Silo Art, then don't miss a visit to Devenish Silo Art, and finally stroll through Lake Benalla Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Benalla Migrant Camp Photographic Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Benalla Ceramic Mural, and then see the interesting displays at Benalla Costume & Kelly Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Benalla vacation planner.

You can drive from Heathcote to Benalla in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heathcote in January: highs in Benalla hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Mansfield.
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Mansfield — 3 nights

Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Made in Mansfield, pick up some local products at Mansfield Farmers' Market, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Social Bandit Brewing Co.

To plan Mansfield vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Benalla to Mansfield takes an hour. In January in Mansfield, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Traralgon.
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Traralgon — 1 day

Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Trafalgar Holden Museum, then don't miss a visit to Latrobe Regional Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Traralgon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mansfield to Traralgon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mansfield in January, you will find days in Traralgon are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fish Creek.
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Fish Creek — 1 night

Fish Creek is a small township in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve, kick back and relax at Walkerville North Beach, then stroll through Waratah Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Gecko Studio Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Fish Creek vacation planner.

Drive from Traralgon to Fish Creek in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 1 day

Australia's Garden City

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool.

Getting from Fish Creek to Melbourne by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Victoria travel guide

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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.
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