19 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
St Kilda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Werribee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portsea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Shoreham
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Tyabb
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Cranbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Blackburn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Eltham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Sunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Melbourne

5
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 Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Elwood Beach, stroll through Brighton Beach, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St Kilda trip itinerary planner .

St Kilda is very close to Melbourne. In January in St Kilda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Werribee.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Elwood Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

1
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Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. On the 13th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Werribee online road trip planner .

Werribee is very close to St Kilda. January in Werribee sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portsea.

Things to do in Werribee

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

2
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Portsea

Portsea ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Portsea Back Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sorrento Back Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portsea trip builder .

Traveling by car from Werribee to Portsea takes 2 hours. In January in Portsea, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shoreham.

Things to do in Portsea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Sorrento Back Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach

2
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Shoreham

Shoreham ©
Shoreham is a seaside town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the southern Mornington Peninsula region on the Western Port. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Schanck Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Beach, then stop by Marion Rosetzky Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Leo Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, then stop by Merricks General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Stoniers Vineyard.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shoreham online road trip planner .

You can drive from Portsea to Shoreham in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Shoreham can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tyabb.

Things to do in Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Merricks, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Safety Beach, Point Leo Beach, Marion Rosetzky Gallery
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Safety Beach ©
Safety Beach
Point Leo Beach ©
Point Leo Beach

1
night
Tyabb

Tyabb ©
Tyabb is a township and semi rural coastal locality in Victoria, Australia, as a part of the urban enclave on Western Port comprising Tyabb, Hastings, Bittern, Crib Point, and Somerville. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mount Martha Beach, hunt for treasures at Mornington Racecourse Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques.

Before you visit Tyabb, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tyabb is just a short distance from Shoreham. In January, daytime highs in Tyabb are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Tyabb

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Mornington Racecourse Market, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Mount Martha Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Mount Martha Beach ©
Mount Martha Beach

1
night
Cranbourne

Cranbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, and then kick back and relax at Chelsea Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cranbourne online trip builder .

Cranbourne is just a stone's throw from Tyabb. In January, daily temperatures in Cranbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blackburn.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Chelsea Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach

1
night
Blackburn

Blackburn ©
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Rotary's Camberwell Sunday Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blackburn driving holiday app .

You can drive from Cranbourne to Blackburn in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Blackburn can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eltham.

Things to do in Blackburn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve, Rotary's Camberwell Sunday Market
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary ©
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve ©
Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve

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Eltham

Eltham ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kinglake National Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Yarra Glen Racecourse Market, then stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and then do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Eltham trip builder site .

Eltham is very close to Blackburn. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Blackburn in January since evenings lows in Eltham dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sunbury.

Things to do in Eltham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Coombe Yarra Valley, Kinglake National Park
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Kinglake National Park ©
Kinglake National Park
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley

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Sunbury

Sunbury ©
Sunbury is a town located 42.4km north-west of Melbourne's central business district, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Melton Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at A Market at Hanging Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve, and then experience rural life at Taranaki Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sunbury route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Eltham to Sunbury takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Sunbury can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sunbury

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Woodend, Melton Botanic Garden
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Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
Melton Botanic Garden ©
Melton Botanic Garden
A Market at Hanging Rock ©
A Market at Hanging Rock

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