10 days in Victoria Itinerary

10 days in Victoria Itinerary

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10 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Arthurs Seat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ballarat
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Fitzroy Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Family-friendly places like The Nobbies Centre and Cowes Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kitty Miller Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Rock Beach, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cowes online trip builder .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

1
night
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
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. On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, kick back and relax at McCrae Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Heronswood, and finally trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arthurs Seat trip planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Arthurs Seat in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Arthurs Seat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, McCrae Beach, Heronswood
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
McCrae Beach ©
McCrae Beach
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ballarat road trip tool .

You can drive from Arthurs Seat to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. In January in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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