8 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

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

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat online route planner .

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. Get outdoors at Warrandyte State Park and St. Kilda Beach. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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