3 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Grampians Itinerary

3 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Grampians Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Healesville
— Few hours
Drive
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Ararat
— 1 night
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (30°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks

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Healesville

Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Yarra Junction Community Playground.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Healesville online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Melbourne to Healesville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Healesville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Ararat.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Ararat

Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): do a tasting at Montara Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ararat trip planner.

You can drive from Healesville to Ararat in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ararat

Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Yarra Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Valleys · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, fertile valley fringed by equally lush mountainsides, Yarra Valley is one of the state of Victoria’s most-renowned wine regions. Sprawling vineyards dot the valley, and the organized appearance of the plantations contrasts with the gently scenic nature that surrounds them. Fine restaurants and wineries scattered about Yarra Valley make it a connoisseur’s dream.

Grampians travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Zoos · Lookouts
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.