14 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria holiday planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Healesville
— 1 night
3
Carrum Downs
— 2 nights
4
Balnarring
— 1 night
5
Sorrento
— 3 nights
6
Portsea
— 4 nights

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol. Kids will enjoy St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Museum. And it doesn't end there: stop by Degraves Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route maker app.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Healesville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, look for all kinds of wild species at Fernshaw Picnic ground, and then get outside with Mount Donna Buang.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Healesville trip builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Healesville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Carrum Downs.

Things to do in Healesville

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Donna Buang, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Donna Buang ©
Mount Donna Buang
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery ©
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Fernshaw Picnic ground ©
Fernshaw Picnic ground

2
nights
Carrum Downs

Carrum Downs ©
Carrum Downs is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have a blast at Melbourne Cable Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chelsea Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrum Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carrum Downs road trip app.

You can drive from Healesville to Carrum Downs in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Carrum Downs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Balnarring.

Things to do in Carrum Downs

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne Cable Park, Carrum Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Chelsea Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach

1
night
Balnarring

Balnarring ©
Balnarring is a town in Victoria, Australia, in the southeastern Mornington Peninsula about halfway between Hastings and Flinders. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, then do a tasting at Main Ridge Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Somers Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Balnarring using our trip planner.

Balnarring is just a short distance from Carrum Downs. In December, daytime highs in Balnarring are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Balnarring

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Main Ridge Estate, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Somers Beach, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

3
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse and McCrae Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and St Pauls Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Balnarring to Sorrento takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Sorrento are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsea.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

McCrae, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Gunnamatta Beach, Pearses Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Portsea

Portsea ©
Get some cultural insight at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and The Rip. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bells Beach and Point Nepean National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsea: 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Torquay (Torquay Farmers' Market, Torquay Central Farmers Market, &more).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portsea online tour itinerary builder.

Portsea is just a stone's throw from Sorrento. In December in Portsea, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, 13th Beach, The Rip, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

Similar plans

18 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: October, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Perth & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Sydney, Paynesville & Melbourne BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, teens, popular sights Preferences: March, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Sydney, Paynesville & Melbourne BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, teens, popular sights Preferences: March, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced
See more plans