8 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Ballarat Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. In May, Melbourne is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Ballarat Chocolate Shoppe, then explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, then don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ballarat trip planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. May in Ballarat sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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