10 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, Degraves Street and Queen Victoria Market. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Werribee Open Range Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Lake Daylesford.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Melbourne to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ballarat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Daylesford
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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