6 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

6 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

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6 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

2
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Ballarat

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Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, and then appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church.

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Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Ballarat sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Daylesford, St Augustine's Church
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Warrandyte State Park and St. Kilda Beach. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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