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

Melbourne ©

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 Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Ebenezer St Johns Presbyterian Church) and Bendigo (Rosalind Park, Bendigo Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. 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

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
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St Kilda

St Kilda ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brighton Beach and Scienceworks. 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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Werribee trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Werribee takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Werribee can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

7
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Point Cook

Point Cook ©
We've included these beaches for you: Portsea Back Beach and Ocean 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: Portsea (Fort Nepean, Portsea Pier, &more), Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours, St. John's Anglican Church, &more) and Queenscliff (The Seaside Lolly Shop, St George the Martyr Anglican Church, &more).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Point Cook trip planner.

Point Cook is very close to Werribee. In January in Point Cook, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspendale.

Things to do in Point Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum
Sorrento Front Beach ©
Sorrento Front Beach
St Pauls Beach ©
St Pauls Beach

7
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Aspendale

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

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aspendale trip tool.

You can drive from Point Cook to Aspendale in 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach
Rye Ocean Beach ©
Rye Ocean Beach

9
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Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Relax by the water at Point Leo Point and McCrae Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cranbourne: Town & Country Gallery (in Yarragon), Poowong Pioneer Chapel (in Poowong) and Flinders (Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery & Flinders Blowhole).

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cranbourne road trip app.

Cranbourne is just a short distance from Aspendale. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum ©
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

1
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Croydon

Croydon ©
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

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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
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Eltham

Eltham
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Four Pillars Distillery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Marysville & District Historical Society. Explore Eltham's surroundings by going to Broadford and District Historical Society (in Broadford), The Pillars (in Mt Martha) and Blue Lotus Water Garden (in Yarra Junction).

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

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery ©
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

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