53 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

53 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 9 nights
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St Kilda
— 3 nights
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Werribee
— 8 nights
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Point Cook
— 7 nights
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Aspendale
— 7 nights
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Cranbourne
— 9 nights
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Croydon
— 1 night
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Eltham
— 8 nights
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Melbourne

— 9 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Collins St/Swanston St and South Melbourne Market. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Bendigo (Rosalind Park, Bendigo Art Gallery, &more) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the different shops at Royal Arcade, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Kilda

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brighton Beach and Chadstone - The Fashion Capital. You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandringham Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St Kilda trip itinerary builder tool.

St Kilda is just a stone's throw from Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Werribee.

Things to do in St Kilda

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Werribee

— 8 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Geelong Adventure Specialists. Let the collections at National Wool Museum and Seaview Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Werribee side-trips: Lorne (Lorne Beach & Teddy's Lookout), Aireys Inlet (Split Point Lighthouse & Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road) and Torquay (Bells Beach & Spas).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Werribee online holiday maker.

Drive from St Kilda to Werribee in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. December in Werribee sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Point Cook.

Things to do in Werribee

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Point Cook

— 7 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Sorrento Front Beach and Sorrento Front Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at RAAF Museum and Point Nepean National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Point Cook side-trips: Ocean Beach (in Nelson), Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours, St. John's Anglican Church, &more) and Portsea (Fort Nepean, Portsea Pier, &more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Point Cook itinerary builder website.

Point Cook is just a stone's throw from Werribee. In January, daily temperatures in Point Cook can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aspendale.

Things to do in Point Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Aspendale

— 7 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Frankston Beach and Rye Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Aspendale Beach and Pearses Beach. Explore Aspendale's surroundings by going to Mornington (Fossil Beach & Main Street Mornington), Montforts Beach (in Blairgowrie) and Rye (Rye Ocean Beach & Flock of Segulls Indoor Market & Cafe).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspendale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Cook to Aspendale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Aspendale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cranbourne

— 9 nights
Relax by the water at Point Leo Point and Tassells Cove. Explore hidden gems such as Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Cranbourne: Poowong Pioneer Chapel (in Poowong), Town & Country Gallery (in Yarragon) and Flinders (Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery & Flinders Blowhole).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cranbourne tour itinerary builder.

Cranbourne is just a short distance from Aspendale. In January, daily temperatures in Cranbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Croydon

— 1 night
Croydon is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse for treasures at Market Fair, take in the exciting artwork at Jodee Creations, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally let little ones run wild at Marie Wallace Park.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Croydon trip builder.

Getting from Cranbourne to Croydon by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Cranbourne in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Croydon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Eltham.

Things to do in Croydon

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eltham

— 8 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Westfield Doncaster. Explore Eltham's surroundings by going to The Pillars (in Mt Martha), Marysville & District Historical Society (in Marysville) and Broadford and District Historical Society (in Broadford).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Eltham driving holiday planner.

Eltham is just a short distance from Croydon. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Eltham

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.