13 days in Cape Town, Melbourne & Brighton Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town, Melbourne & Brighton Itinerary

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1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 night
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
3
Brighton, Australia
— 3 nights

1
night
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've now added Twelve Apostles to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town tour itinerary builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Cape Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cape Town

Nature Parks
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added The Great Ocean Road, Chapel Street, Federation Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Melbourne Gaol. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Royal Arcade. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, explore the galleries of The Blender Studios, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne planning site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Melbourne in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 8 hours. In May, Melbourne is slightly colder than Cape Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Brighton, Australia

Brighton ©
You've now added Brighton Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton online route planner.

Brighton is just a short distance from Melbourne. In May, daytime highs in Brighton are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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