Victoria & Melbourne Suggested Itineraries

Victoria is a diverse holiday destination home to a wide range of tourist destinations and natural attractions. In fact, within just an hour and half of the capital city, Melbourne, you can find a number of popular tourist regions including the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Bays and Peninsulas, Macedon Ranges and Spa Country. Self-drive holidays are a great way to explore the region at your own pace and allow you to discover the beauty of the area up close and personal. The below routes and itineraries are just some of the popular drives of Victoria.

Suggested Touring Routes

Melbourne to Queenscliff

Geelong Foreshore

This one day drive is the perfect way to take in the coast as you make your way to a charming seaside village steeped in history. Stroll along the streets and take in the impressive Victorian-era buildings adorned with delicate iron lacework, quaint fishermen's cottages and imposing old churches. 1 Day

Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula Winery

Discover the pristine beaches, picturesque bays, beautiful green countryside and abundant wildlife of the Mornington Peninsula on this day trip from Melbourne. Visit historic properties, galleries, wetlands and amazing national and state parks before winding up with fine wine at one of the many wineries. 1 Day

Melbourne to Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Winery

An easy day trip from Melbourne, you'll find the spectacularly Dandenong Ranges and the wineries and vineyards of the Yarra Valley. Ride Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam train, through the leafy valleys and towering trees before indulging at the wineries - just remember you still have to drive home! 1 Day

Melbourne to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

Daylesford streetscape

In just one day, experience the mysterious healing properties of the natural mineral springs which bubble to the surface of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. With over 70 springs located in the region, there's also plenty of time to indulge in a massage, spa bath, relaxing soak and even a floatation tank. 1 Day

Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula via Phillip Island

Phillip Island, Fairy Penguins

Take your time discovering the sheer beauty of Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Spend two days visiting the Phillip Island Nature Park, the island's famous population of Fairy Penguins and the largest seal colony in Australia before unwinding with the vineyards and wineries of the Mornington Peninsula. 2 Days

Pure Indulgence Tour via Spa Country

Spa Country

Road trips don't have to sacrifice on indulgence, especially with this three day tour taking in the spectacle of the Macedon Ranges and Spa Country. Treat yourself to a stop at the charming antique dealers and craft shops before completely immersing yourself in the luxury of spas, natural springs and wineries. 3 Days

Tall Tree Country Tour via Yarra Valley, Dandenongs & The Ranges

Puffing Billy Dandenong Ranges

Spend three days travelling the spectacular scenery of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley at a more leisurely pace. Navigate the towering timber forests and lush fern gullies to discover historic villages, welcoming local hospitality, antiques, art and the all-important gourmet food and world class wine. 3 Days

Melbourne to Sydney via Echuca and Canberra

Canberra Parliament House

Over four days, experience overland travel between some of Australia's largest cities including Melbourne, Sydney, and the national capital, Canberra. Travel Murray River, High Country and Gold Fields territory in Albury/Wodonga, Echuca, Bendigo and Castlemaine, taking in the variations of scenery and attractions. 4 Days

Great Southern Touring Route via Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Ballarat

12 Apostles Along The Great Ocean Road

Enjoy this extended touring route spending five days journeying through historic townships, spectacular natural scenery and the unique heritage of the Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Ballarat. Beginning and ending in Melbourne, this route takes you through some of Victoria's most popular attractions. 5 Days

Melbourne to Adelaide via The Great Ocean Road & Grampians

Great Ocean Road

For a little twist on some of the more conventional touring routes, this five day itinerary takes you through charming townships, spectacular coastal roads and stunning natural scenery along the Great Ocean Road all the way to Adelaide taking in the Aboriginal heritage of the Grampians along the way. 5 Days