15 days in Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Itinerary

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15 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Manila, Luzon

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Manila, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Manila in February, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne 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.
Cowes is known for wildlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowes Beach, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner.

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. March in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newhaven, Ventnor, YCW Beach, Cape Woolamai Beach, The Nobbies Centre
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Jan Juc Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip website.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Torquay takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Jan Juc Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Cove (in Glenaire), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell route 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Great Ocean Walk, Cape Otway Lightstation, Castle Cove
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ballarat trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Spas
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Spas

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