23 days in Greater Melbourne, Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

23 days in Greater Melbourne, Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

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23 days in Greater Melbourne, Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  15​min
1
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Melton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dandenong
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ballarat
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra municipality. You've now added You Yangs Regional Park to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at You Yangs Regional Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinglake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Fairy Chimneys Travel, look for all kinds of wild species at Damper Creek Reserve, and then explore the world behind art at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Richmond online route planner .

Melbourne to Richmond is an approximately half hour car ride. November in Richmond sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melton.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fairy Chimneys Travel, You Yangs Regional Park, Damper Creek Reserve, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Kinglake National Park
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You Yangs Regional Park ©
You Yangs Regional Park
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Damper Creek Reserve ©
Damper Creek Reserve

3
nights
Melton

Melton ©
Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia located 35 km west from the capital's central business district. Step off the beaten path and head to Serendip Sanctuary and Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Anglesea Bike Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melton: RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum (in Puckapunyal), Hepburn Springs (Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides & Mount Franklin) and Domino Trail (in Trentham). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Werribee Gorge State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melton trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Melton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in Melton

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hepburn Springs, Anglesea, Hanging Rock Reserve, Domino Trail, Werribee Gorge State Park
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum ©
Serendip Sanctuary ©
Serendip Sanctuary

9
nights
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. We've included these beaches for you: Frankston Beach and Shack Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Venus Bay Eco Retreat and Eagles Nest. Venture out of the city with trips to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Arthurs Seat State Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bunurong Marine National Park, stroll through Mount Martha Beach, get outside with Mount Donna Buang, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dandenong online tour planner .

You can drive from Melton to Dandenong in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dandenong are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Dandenong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverloch, Mt Martha, Warburton, Bassine Specialty Cheeses, Arthurs Seat State Park
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 16:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Redwood Forest ©
Redwood Forest

3
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panorama Garden Estate as well as Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lonsdale Beach, and finally kick back and relax at 13th Beach. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St Kilda journey planning app .

You can drive from Dandenong to St Kilda in an hour. In November, daytime highs in St Kilda are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale Beach, The Rose Street Artists' Market, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Stony Creek Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planning site .

You can drive from St Kilda to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ballarat are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stony Creek Gallery, Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve, Buda Historic Home and Garden, Mount Tarrengower Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve ©
Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Adventure Hub, AAMI Park, Newport Lakes Parkland, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Federation Square, have fun at AAMI Park, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay, and finally take a peaceful walk through Sherbrooke Forest. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Ballarat to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marysville State Forest, Kalatha Giant
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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