45 days in Victoria Itinerary

45 days in Victoria Itinerary

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45 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Mildura
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Echuca
— 6 nights
2
Ballarat
— 6 nights
3
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
5
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Flinders
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Mildura

6
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Explore Echuca's surroundings by going to Boort (Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures & Salute Olivia), Cheeky Grog Co. (in Bunbartha) and Tatura (Cussen Park & Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, learn about winemaking at Maygars Hill Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, and look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Echuca road trip tool .

Mildura to Echuca is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Boort, Benalla, Euroa, Tatura, Cornelia Creek Wines
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Cussen Park ©
Cussen Park
Maygars Hill Winery ©
Maygars Hill Winery

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 (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo Art Gallery, & more), Henry of Harcourt (in Harcourt) and Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, learn about winemaking at Mount Avoca, and make a trip to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ballarat visit site .

You can drive from Echuca to Ballarat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Bendigo, Maryborough, St Augustine's Church, Mt. Elephant, Spas
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

5
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halls Gap: Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk (in Horsham), Langi Morgala Museum (in Ararat) and Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk). The adventure continues: trek along The Pinnacle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, get great views at Boroka Lookout, and do a tasting at Pomonal Estate.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Halls Gap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, Grampians Estate Cellar Door, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Grampians National Park, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warrnambool: Twelve Apostles (in Princetown) and Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Mait's Rest), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet). And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, and enjoy some diversion at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Torquay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Flinders.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Apollo Bay, Geelong, Great Escape Books, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

5
nights
Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flinders: Mornington (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery & Beer Tastings & Tours), Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb) and Stumpy Gully Winery (in Moorooduc). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Rahona Valley Vineyard, and play a few rounds at Rosebud Park Golf Course.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Flinders travel route planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Flinders in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Flinders can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Flinders

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Red Hill, Mornington, Rosebud Park Golf Course, Greens Bush, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
The Nobbies ©
The Nobbies

4
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, theme parks, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, take in the pleasant sights at Pinnacles Lookout, and brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cowes day trip planning app .

Drive from Flinders to Cowes in 2 hours. October in Cowes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Rhyll, Summerlands
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Noojee Trestle Bridge in Noojee, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Noojee Trestle Bridge, Gleadell Street Market
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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