12 days in Victoria Itinerary

12 days in Victoria Itinerary

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12 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
+2
Fly + bus + train:  20​h 15​min
1
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tyabb
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
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Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Creswick Woollen Mills, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill and then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ballarat online trip builder .

Ahmedabad, India to Ballarat is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Ballarat, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, you will find days in Ballarat are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Ballarat

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Creswick Woollen Mills
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and look for gifts at Tyde.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes route planner.

Getting from Ballarat to Cowes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tyabb.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Cape Woolamai Beach, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

2
nights
Tyabb

Tyabb ©
Tyabb is a township and semi rural coastal locality in Victoria, Australia, as a part of the urban enclave on Western Port comprising Tyabb, Hastings, Bittern, Crib Point, and Somerville. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Marion Rosetzky Gallery, then kick back and relax at Gunnamatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Somers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tyabb trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Tyabb takes 1.5 hours. December in Tyabb sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Tyabb

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Gunnamatta Beach, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Somers Beach, Marion Rosetzky Gallery
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Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach

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.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, stop by Readings Book Shop, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

You can drive from Tyabb to Melbourne in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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