9 days in Greater Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Dandenong
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melton
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

7
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Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scienceworks and Jewish Holocaust Centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like St. Kilda Beach and Elwood Beach. Explore Dandenong's surroundings by going to Tim Neville Arboretum (in Ferntree Gully), St Kilda (Catani Gardens, Cheap AZ Travel, & more) and Blackburn Lake Sanctuary (in Blackburn). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Bicentennial Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jells Park, take in the waterfront at Princes Pier, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Aviation Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dandenong visit planner .

Sydney to Dandenong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dandenong: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Melton.

Things to do in Dandenong

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

St Kilda, Jells Park, Brighton Beach, Bicentennial Park, Scienceworks
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

2
days
Melton

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Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia located 35 km west from the capital's central business district. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cherry Lake Altona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Animal Land Children's Farm, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes National Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Melton Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melton tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Dandenong to Melton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Organ Pipes National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Cherry Lake Altona
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Organ Pipes National Park ©
Organ Pipes National Park
Animal Land Children's Farm ©
Animal Land Children's Farm

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