13 days in Yarra Valley, Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

13 days in Yarra Valley, Melbourne & Cowes Itinerary

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1
Yarra Glen
— 1 day
2
Healesville
— 2 nights
3
Belgrave
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
5
Cowes
— 3 nights

1
day
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Sutherland Estate, do a tasting at Yileena Park, thenexamine the collection at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yarra Glen trip itinerary planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Yarra Glen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Yarra Glen is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Yarra Glen reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lilydale
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Sutherland Estate ©
Sutherland Estate
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum ©
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

2
nights
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine Chandon Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley, thenlearn about winemaking at Maddens Rise, and finally take an in-depth tour of Marysville & District Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Healesville online trip builder.

Healesville is just a stone's throw from Yarra Glen. In April, daily temperatures in Healesville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Healesville

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marysville, Coldstream, Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Marysville & District Historical Society ©
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

2
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, thenview the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally stop by Mangana. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Cannibal, and then get engrossed in the history at The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Belgrave trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Healesville to Belgrave in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Belgrave can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Mount Cannibal, Mangana, The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum
Highlights from your plan
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Brighton Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner.

Drive from Belgrave to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, thenbet on your favorite at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, thenhead off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cowes trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Forrest Caves, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Mornington Peninsula National Park
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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