13 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Step out of Melbourne to go to Geelong and see Eastern Beach Reserve, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and browse the exhibits of The Blender Studios.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Australian Print Workshop
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 24:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Stony Creek Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse for treasures at The Mill Markets.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Daylesford
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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