12 days in Melbourne & Healesville Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Healesville Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Healesville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Healesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and South Melbourne Marketfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

In May, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Bells Beach, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
You've now added Maroondah Reservoir Park to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, look for all kinds of wild species at Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm, and then stroll around Maroondah Reservoir Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lake Eildon National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Healesville day trip planning app .

You can drive from Melbourne to Healesville in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Healesville, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Healesville

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm, Lake Eildon National Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Lake Eildon National Park ©
Lake Eildon National Park
Maroondah Reservoir Park ©
Maroondah Reservoir Park

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