6 days in Melbourne & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

6 days in Melbourne & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Whitsunday Island
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Melbourne

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Wine Tours & Tastings. Old Melbourne Gaol and The Rip will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Mind Games (in Geelong) and Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island day trip app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Whitsunday Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Whitsunday Island hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.