17 days in Melbourne & Port Campbell Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Port Campbell Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Port Campbell Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

13
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 discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Geelong Botanical Gardens (in Geelong), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Daylesford (Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens & Lake Daylesford). Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daylesford, Geelong, Torquay, Ballarat, Sorrento
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Triplet Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then get outside with The Arch, and then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

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