22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Yarra Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ventnor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and Victorian Artists' Society. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, stop by Bargains and Bubbles: Melbourne Shopping Tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Colonial Brewing Co.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

1
night
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 16th (Sat), do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary, then sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yarra Glen trip builder website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Yarra Glen in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Yarra Glen are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Nature Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Healesville, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Domaine Chandon Winery, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Fire Services Museum of Victoria. Get a sense of the local culture at Degraves Street and German Lutheran Trinity Church. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Enjoy Melbourne some more: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, browse the exhibits of Buxton Contemporary, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Yarra Glen to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

2
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock, then kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, then bet on your favorite at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally do a tasting at Phillip Island Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ventnor trip builder .

Drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ventnor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Summerlands, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Phillip Island Winery ©
Phillip Island Winery

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Let the collections at Immigration Museum and Federation Square capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Collins St/Swanston St. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Brighton Beach in Brighton, approximately 34 minutes away. See some other sides of Melbourne: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, try to win big at Crown Casino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple).

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ventnor to Melbourne in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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Federation Square ©
Federation Square
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online journey maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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