53 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

53 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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53 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Werribee
— 8 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Point Cook
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Aspendale
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Cranbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Croydon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Eltham
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Melbourne

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and ArtVo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at South Melbourne Market and Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Ebenezer St Johns Presbyterian Church) and Bendigo (Rosalind Park, Bendigo Art Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, Ballarat
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St John's Anglican Church and Williamstown Uniting Church. Let the collections at Scienceworks and Jewish Holocaust Centre capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St Kilda tour planning site .

St Kilda is very close to Melbourne. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Werribee.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton, Williamstown Uniting Church, Sandringham Harbour Beach, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital ©
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

8
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Do your shopping at Eynesbury Market and Seaview Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Split Point Lighthouse and Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Lorne Beach & Teddy's Lookout), Geelong (National Wool Museum, Eastern Beach Reserve, & more) and Torquay (Bells Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Roadknight, steep yourself in history at Rothwell Ruins, and stroll through Point Lonsdale Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Werribee attractions app .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Werribee takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Werribee are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Point Cook.

Things to do in Werribee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Point Lonsdale, Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Torquay
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

7
nights
Point Cook

Point Cook ©
Point Cook is the home of RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook, the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force, and is the current home of the RAAF Museum. Visit Fort Nepean and Fort Pearce for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sorrento Front Beach and St Pauls Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Point Cook: Portsea (Point Nepean National Park, Portsea Pier, & more), Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours, St. John's Anglican Church, & more) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at RAAF Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Queenscliff Harbour, pause for some serene contemplation at St George the Martyr Anglican Church, and stop by The Seaside Lolly Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Point Cook trip maker website .

Point Cook is very close to Werribee. In January, daytime highs in Point Cook are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

Sorrento, Portsea, Queenscliff, Sorrento Front Beach, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum
Sorrento Front Beach ©
Sorrento Front Beach
Sorrento Front Beach ©
Sorrento Front Beach

7
nights
Aspendale

Aspendale ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frankston Beach and Rye Ocean Beach. For shopping fun, head to Flock of Segulls Indoor Market & Cafe or Wells Street Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspendale: Fingal (Gunnamatta Beach & Truemans Golf Range), Mornington (Fossil Beach, Rye Ocean Beach, & more) and Blairgowrie (Montforts Beach & Pearses Beach).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspendale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Point Cook to Aspendale takes 1.5 hours. January in Aspendale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Aspendale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mornington, Rye, Frankston, Blairgowrie, Arthurs Seat
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Rye Ocean Beach ©
Rye Ocean Beach
Pearses Beach ©
Pearses Beach

9
nights
Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Head to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Town & Country Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and Panorama Garden Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Cranbourne side-trips: Poowong Pioneer Chapel (in Poowong), Flinders (Mornington Peninsula Chocolates & Flinders Blowhole) and Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck).

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cranbourne holiday builder website .

Cranbourne is just a stone's throw 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) so you can travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Flinders, Blairgowrie, Point Leo, McCrae, Kongwak Market
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

1
night
Croydon

Croydon ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Fair, then stop by Jodee Creations, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally let little ones run wild at Marie Wallace Park.

To plan Croydon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Cranbourne to Croydon in an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Croydon when traveling from Cranbourne in January, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Eltham.

Things to do in Croydon

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Jodee Creations, Market Fair, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Marie Wallace Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Marie Wallace Park ©
Marie Wallace Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Jodee Creations ©
Jodee Creations

8
nights
Eltham

Eltham ©
Get some historical perspective at Broadford and District Historical Society and Seymour Parish. Do your shopping at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and St Andrews Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eltham: The Pillars (in Mt Martha), Marysville & District Historical Society (in Marysville) and Blue Lotus Water Garden (in Yarra Junction).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eltham trip planner.

You can drive from Croydon to Eltham in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Eltham

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Healesville, Seymour, Marysville, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Westfield Doncaster
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Lotus Water Garden ©
Blue Lotus Water Garden
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©

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