8 days in Melbourne, St Kilda & Summerlands Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, St Kilda & Summerlands Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, St Kilda & Summerlands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

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.
You've added Myuna Farm, South Melbourne Market, Old Melbourne Gaol, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Devilbend Natural Features Reserve (in Moorooduc), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

2
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 St. Kilda Beach. On the 2nd (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, then examine the collection at Scienceworks, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mornington Racecourse Market, and then hike along The Briars Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to St Kilda, use our trip itinerary maker.

St Kilda is very close to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Summerlands.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Mornington Racecourse, Scienceworks, The Briars Park
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Swan Lake Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Flynns Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and then go for a walk through Pinnacles Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Summerlands journey builder .

You can drive from Melbourne to Summerlands in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Summerlands

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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