10 days in Melbourne, Bairnsdale & Bega Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Bairnsdale & Bega Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
3
Bega
— 2 nights

6
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 Golden Dragon Museum, Central Deborah Gold Mine and Queen Victoria Market. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Parliament House of Victoria. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool.

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bendigo
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
On the 3rd (Fri), get outside with Blue Pool.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bairnsdale trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bega.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Blue Pool
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Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk

2
nights
Bega

Bega ©
Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Bega Valley Regional Gallery and then take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bega trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Bega takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bega

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

The Merimbula Boardwalk
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Bega Valley Regional Gallery ©
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre ©
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

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