28 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Victoria trip itinerary planner
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Melbourne
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Anglesea
— 4 nights
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Forrest
— 1 night
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell
— 4 nights
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Timboon
— 1 night
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Warrnambool
— 3 nights
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Koroit
— 1 night
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Horsham
— 1 night
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Rainbow
— 1 night
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Clunes
— 2 nights
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Benalla
— 2 nights
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Mansfield
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

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.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planning 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. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Anglesea.
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Anglesea — 4 nights

Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Point Roadknight and Fairhaven Beach. Get in touch with nature at Guvvos Beach and Moggs Creek Picnic Area. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, go for a walk through Loveridge Lookout, stroll around Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and explore the striking landscape at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Anglesea trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Anglesea in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Forrest.
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Forrest — 1 night

Forrest, Victoria is a small rural township in the Otway Ranges, Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Elizabeth, explore the landscape on two wheels at West barwon reservoir, and then trek along Forrest Mountain Bike Trails.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Forrest road trip planning tool.

Drive from Anglesea to Forrest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Forrest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 2 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Mait's Rest and Wildlife Wonders. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Johanna Beach. Step out of Apollo Bay with an excursion to Cape Otway Lightstation in Cape Otway--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Apollo Bay War Memorial, cruise along Great Ocean Road, and tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club.

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Traveling by car from Forrest to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 4 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell National Park and Melba Gully National Park. Relax by the water at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Wreck Beach. The adventure continues: head outdoors with The Arch, explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and take in the pleasant sights at Thunder Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip website.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Timboon.
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Timboon — 1 night

Timboon is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Dairylicious Farm Fudge, then relax in the rural setting at Berry World, and then stop by Little Bit of Sweet.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Timboon travel itinerary planner.

Timboon is very close to Port Campbell. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 3 nights

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Visiting Bay of Islands and Thunder point Coastal Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and The Picaninny (Bainggug). Change things up with a short trip to Mount Abrupt in Dunkeld (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Cannon Hill Lookout, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fletcher Jones Market.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Timboon to Warrnambool takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Koroit.
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Koroit — 1 night

Koroit is a small rural town in western Victoria, Australia a few kilometres north of the Princes Highway, 18km north-west of Warrnambool and 278km west of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Infant Jesus, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines.

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Koroit is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Horsham.
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Horsham — 1 night

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Horsham Town Hall and then play a few rounds at Horsham Golf Club.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Horsham itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Koroit to Horsham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rainbow.
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Rainbow — 1 night

Rainbow is a town in north west Victoria, Australia, 400km from Melbourne. For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rainbow road trip site.

Drive from Horsham to Rainbow in 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Clunes.
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Clunes — 2 nights

Clunes is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres north of Ballarat, in the Shire of Hepburn. On the 19th (Fri), go for a walk through Esmond Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Clunes Museum, then don't miss a visit to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, then stroll the grounds of Castlemaine Cemetery, and finally go deep underground at North British Mine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Clunes online vacation planner.

Getting from Rainbow to Clunes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Benalla.
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Benalla — 2 nights

Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about 212km north east of the state capital Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse for treasures at Mt Morgan Store, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greta Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of St James Silo Art, then make a trip to Devenish Silo Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Goorambat Silo Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church and then explore the activities along Lake Benalla Walking Track.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Benalla road trip site.

Traveling by car from Clunes to Benalla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mansfield.
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Mansfield — 2 nights

Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 24th (Wed), look for gifts at Mansfield Sweets, take in the dramatic scenery at Paradise Falls, then do a tasting at Francesco Wines, and finally identify plant and animal life at Stringybark Creek Historic Reserve. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Made in Mansfield, do a tasting at Delatite Wines, then head outdoors with Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Social Bandit Brewing Co.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mansfield road trip planning site.

Drive from Benalla to Mansfield in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Mansfield can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fish Creek.
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Fish Creek — 3 nights

Fish Creek is a small township in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Squeaky Beach and Lilly Pilly Gully. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venus Bay No. 1 Beach and Whale Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Fish Creek: Inverloch (Inverloch Surf Beach & Screw Creek Townsend Bluff Estuary Walk). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop, take in the exciting artwork at Alison Lester- Gallery and Bookshop, and do a tasting at Waratah Hills Vineyard.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fish Creek journey planner.

Getting from Mansfield to Fish Creek by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning site.

You can drive from Fish Creek to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sun).
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Victoria travel guide

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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.
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