26 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 22 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

22
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 Twelve Apostles. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Cowes, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Great Ocean Road, Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 3rd (Sun), browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, then take an in-depth tour of Sovereign Hill, and then get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then browse the exhibits of Stony Creek Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ballarat trip planner .

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Stony Creek Gallery
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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