30 days in Melbourne, Merimbula & Adelaide Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne, Merimbula & Adelaide Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne, Merimbula & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Merimbula
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly + train:  33​h
End: Exeter

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Elwood Beach. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Melbourne is 10 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Elwood Beach
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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Visiting South East Forests National Park and Potoroo Palace will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bar Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merimbula: Reva at Tilba (in Central Tilba), Bournda National Park (in Tathra) and Mill Bay Boardwalk (in Narooma). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Ben Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach, trek along Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, have fun at Ford Park Playground, and examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum.

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Getting from Melbourne to Merimbula by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Merimbula: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Narooma, Eden, Pambula Beach, Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Ben Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
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South East Forests National Park ©
South East Forests National Park
Ben Boyd National Park ©
Ben Boyd National Park
Bar Beach ©
Bar Beach

9
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Morgan Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, do a tasting at Torbreck Wines, and let little ones run wild at Thorndon Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Merimbula to Adelaide in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Merimbula in December: highs in Adelaide hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Marananga, Greenock, Eden Valley, Port Elliot
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

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