11 days in Melbourne, Yarra Glen & Cowes Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Yarra Glen & Cowes Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Yarra Glen
— 1 night
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Cowes
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Botanic Gardens, Emporium Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Collins St/Swanston St and Degraves Street.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St

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Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yarra Valley Dairy, Yering Station and Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail and then learn about winemaking at Yering Station. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Yarra Valley Dairy.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yarra Glen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Yarra Glen in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Yarra Glen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Yering, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Yering Station ©
Yering Station
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Yarra Valley Dairy ©
Yarra Valley Dairy

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Churchill Island as well as Phillip Island Helicopters.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yarra Glen to Cowes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Churchill Island, Phillip Island Helicopters
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Helicopters ©
Phillip Island Helicopters
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Gallery of Victoria, Shrine of Remembrance and Southbank. See some other sides of Melbourne: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cowes to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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