21 days in Cranbourne, Melbourne & Margaret River Itinerary

21 days in Cranbourne, Melbourne & Margaret River Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1 h
1
Cranbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
3
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tee off at Settler's Run Golf, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, and then walk around The Shed Skatepark Cranbourne. On your second day here, walk around Ray Perry Park, then admire the natural beauty at Australian Garden, then explore the activities along Cascade on Clyde Wetlands, and finally try to win big at Cranbourne Turf Club.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cranbourne planner.

Melbourne to Cranbourne is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Cranbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks Fun & Games Casinos
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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Cranbourne Turf Club ©
Cranbourne Turf Club
The Shed Skatepark Cranbourne ©
The Shed Skatepark Cranbourne

11
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 Town Hall and St James' Old Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to St Kilda Pier and Sandridge Trail. Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Flemington Racecourse, enjoy some diversion at AAMI Park, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt Melbourne.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cranbourne to Melbourne in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St Kilda Pier
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Flemington Racecourse ©
Flemington Racecourse
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
We've included these beaches for you: Hamelin Bay and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunflowers Animal Farm and Gnarabup Beach. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Redgate Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, do a tasting at Cape Mentelle Wines, and take in the exciting artwork at Boranup Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel route site.

Getting from Melbourne to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ellensbrook Homestead ©
Ellensbrook Homestead
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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