30 days in Victoria Itinerary

30 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip maker

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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Red Hill
— 4 nights
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Cowes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bendigo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

— 7 nights

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.
Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Red Hill.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:

Red Hill

— 4 nights
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. Step out of Red Hill to go to Sorrento and see MP Designated Drivers, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, shop like a local with Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, go for a walk through The Two Bays Walking Track, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Hill trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Melbourne to Red Hill in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Red Hill can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Cowes

— 5 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, wildlife, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, go for a walk through Pinnacles Lookout, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and learn about winemaking at Purple Hen Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip builder.

You can drive from Red Hill to Cowes in 2 hours. July in Cowes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Bendigo

— 4 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to Sanguine Estate (in Heathcote), Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour) and The Great Aussie Beer Shed (in Echuca). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Sandhurst Ridge Vineyard and Winery, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Henry of Harcourt.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bendigo trip planner.

Getting from Cowes to Bendigo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Wineries · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Ballarat

— 3 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballarat: Maryborough Railway Station (in Maryborough), Daylesford (Daylesford Wine Tours & Spas) and Mountainside Wines (in Warrak). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ballarat journey planner.

Getting from Bendigo to Ballarat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Torquay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Sun), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Teddy's Lookout and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Torquay route planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Port Campbell

— 4 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Apollo Bay (Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation & Great Ocean Walk). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Childer's Cove, stroll around Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens
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.