15 days in Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Itinerary

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15 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Red Hill
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ballarat.

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

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ballarat trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

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

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles and then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell attractions planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

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You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, explore the striking landscape of Churchill Island Marine National Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cowes online trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. May in Cowes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Red Hill.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Ventnor, The Nobbies Centre, Pinnacles Lookout
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Highlights from your plan
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

2
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Panorama Garden Estate, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then admire the striking features of Heronswood, then learn about winemaking at Mr Little Cider, and finally relax in the rural setting at Hart's Farm. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, view the masterpieces at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Red Hill driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cowes to Red Hill by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Dromana, Mornington, Hart's Farm, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Beer Tastings & Tours

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