11 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria attractions planner
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Cowes
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Great Escape Books and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Torquay day trip planning site.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Torquay is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Torquay, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Torquay to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
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Cowes — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, cast your line with Fisher's Wetland, Head underground at Forrest Caves, and get outside with The Nobbies.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. January in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Melbourne — 6 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.
Dedicate the 27th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing site.

You can drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
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Victoria travel guide

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Gardens · Landmarks · Nightlife
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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