12 days in Melbourne, Belgrave & Hamilton Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Belgrave & Hamilton Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Belgrave & Hamilton Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Belgrave
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hamilton
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes A Tour with a Difference - Tour, Melbourne Adventure Hub, Sea All Dolphin Swims, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and The Junk Company. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Eynesbury Market in Eynesbury, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take a stroll through Melbourne Laneways.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Belgrave.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Kilda, Sea All Dolphin Swims, Brighton Beach, Eynesbury Market, Bryant and may factory
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims

3
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puffing Billy Railway. On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ringwood Clock Tower. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Puffing Billy Railway, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and finally explore the activities along Belgrave Lake Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Belgrave trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Melbourne to Belgrave in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Belgrave, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mornington, Ringwood Clock Tower, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Frankston Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques
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Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques

3
nights
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. You've now added MacKenzie Falls to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to The Pinnacle and Griffiths Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamilton: Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve (in Warrnambool), Grampians Adventure Golf (in Halls Gap) and Port Fairy (Griffiths Island Lighthouse & PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Pierrepoint Wines.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton trip maker site .

You can drive from Belgrave to Hamilton in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Halls Gap, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Pierrepoint Wines
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MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Pierrepoint Wines ©
Pierrepoint Wines

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