19 days in Ballarat, Camperdown & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Ballarat, Camperdown & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in Ballarat, Camperdown & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
1
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Camperdown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, let little ones run wild at Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat travel planner .

Sydney to Ballarat is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Ballarat is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Camperdown.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle

2
nights
Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Robert Burns Statue, get all the information you need at Courthouse Camperdown, then explore the engaging exhibits at Camperdown & District Heritage Centre, then pause for some photo ops at Manifold Clock Tower, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bullen Merri, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Anglican Benedictine Abbey of St Mark.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Camperdown route planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Camperdown in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Robert Burns Statue ©
Robert Burns Statue
Courthouse Camperdown ©
Courthouse Camperdown

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To plan Melbourne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Camperdown to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

Similar Plans

20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALTA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Melbourne, Perth & Esperance BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM BRUNEI July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM VIETNAM September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans