14 days in Victoria Itinerary

14 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Cowes
— 4 nights
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballarat
— 1 night
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Melbourne

— 3 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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Cowes

— 4 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 fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at YCW Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park, and stroll through Cape Woolamai Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cowes route planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Cowes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Sorrento

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at Peninsula Hot Springs and then get up close to creatures of the deep with WaterMaarq. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Number 16 Beach Carpark, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Sorrento Back Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sorrento journey planner.

Getting from Cowes to Sorrento by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Torquay

— 1 night
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 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Creek Horse Rides and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sorrento to Torquay in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then stroll around Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Campbell online itinerary planner.

Drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Ballarat

— 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, then see the interesting displays at Eureka Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ballarat online itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ballarat sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

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.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.