15 days in Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pearcedale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Portsea
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pearcedale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Pearcedale

Pearcedale ©
Pearcedale is a township and coastal rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 49 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mothers Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrum Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pearcedale trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Pearcedale takes an hour. December in Pearcedale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portsea.

Things to do in Pearcedale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carrum Beach, Mothers Beach
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Carrum Beach ©
Carrum Beach
Mothers Beach ©
Mothers Beach

5
nights
Portsea

Portsea
Family-friendly places like The Enchanted Adventure Garden and Sorrento Back Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsea: Gunnamatta Beach (in Fingal), Torquay (The Great Ocean Road & Torquay Farmers' Market) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portsea trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pearcedale to Portsea takes an hour. December in Portsea sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Fingal, Torquay, Red Hill, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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