20 days in Melbourne & Rutherglen Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne & Rutherglen Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne & Rutherglen Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rutherglen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

16
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and The Great Ocean Road. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Sovereign Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes), Maddens Rise (in Coldstream) and Corniola Wines (in Dixons Creek). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maddens Rise, Phillip Island Winery, Paramoor Winery, Sedona Estate, Koala Conservation Centre
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Rutherglen

Rutherglen ©
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. On the 6th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Woolshed Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Beechworth Honey Experience, and then learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, contemplate the long history of Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, then take an in-depth tour of Beechworth Historic Courthouse, and finally examine the collection at Burke Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rutherglen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Rutherglen takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in May since evenings lows in Rutherglen dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Beechworth, Brown Brothers, Pfeiffer Wines
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Campbells Wines ©
Campbells Wines
Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse

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