41 days in Victoria Itinerary

41 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria travel planner

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Ballarat
— 4 nights
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Halls Gap
— 5 nights
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Geelong
— 6 nights
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Arthurs Seat
— 5 nights
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Cowes
— 7 nights
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Melbourne
— 8 nights
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Ballarat

— 4 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sovereign Hill and Lake Wendouree. Get out of town with these interesting Ballarat side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford), Blackhill Reserve (in Kyneton) and Bendigo (Bendigo Art Gallery & Central Deborah Gold Mine). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballarat Wildlife Park, examine the collection at Ballarat Tramway Museum, don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip itinerary planning website.

Sydney to Ballarat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Ballarat to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Halls Gap

— 5 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Attractions like The Pinnacle and Halls Gap Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Halls Gap side-trips: J Ward Museum Complex (in Ararat), Dunkeld (Chimney Pots & Mount Abrupt) and Mt Stapylton (in Laharum). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, make a trip to Boroka Lookout, and hike along Chatauqua Peak.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap trip planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Port Campbell

— 5 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Family-friendly places like Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Cape Otway (Cape Otway Lightstation & Great Otway National Park), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, walk around Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, and make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Port Campbell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:

Geelong

— 6 nights
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. Bring the kids along to The Great Ocean Road and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Geelong side-trips: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Erskine Falls, &more) and Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at You Yangs Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, walk around Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve, and grab your bike and head to Bellarine Rail Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geelong trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Port Campbell to Geelong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:

Arthurs Seat

— 5 nights
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. Bring the kids along to Enchanted Adventure Garden and Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Arthurs Seat: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb) and The Big Goose (in Moorooduc). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Mornington Peninsula National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Garden Estate, kick back and relax at Tassells Cove, admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood, and make a trip to Sorrento Pier.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arthurs Seat trip maker website.

You can drive from Geelong to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. November in Arthurs Seat sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

Cowes

— 7 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wildlife Coast Cruises and Churchill Island. Take a break from Cowes with a short trip to State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, and stroll through Conservation Hill Reserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cowes trip simple and quick.

Drive from Arthurs Seat to Cowes in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:

Melbourne

— 8 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee River Park about 44 minutes away. On the 27th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 30:

Victoria travel guide

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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.