14 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Healesville
— 1 night
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Carrum Downs
— 2 nights
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Balnarring
— 1 night
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Portsea
— 4 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol. Kids will enjoy St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Zoo. There's lots more to do: stop by Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Healesville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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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 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, look for all kinds of wild species at Fernshaw Picnic ground, and then get outside with Mount Donna Buang.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Healesville trip builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Healesville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Carrum Downs.

Things to do in Healesville

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Outdoor Activity
Mount Donna Buang
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Fernshaw Picnic ground
4.7

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Carrum Downs

Carrum Downs ©
Carrum Downs is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have a blast at Melbourne Cable Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chelsea Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrum Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carrum Downs road trip app.

You can drive from Healesville to Carrum Downs in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Carrum Downs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Balnarring.

Things to do in Carrum Downs

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Balnarring

Balnarring ©
Balnarring is a town in Victoria, Australia, in the southeastern Mornington Peninsula about halfway between Hastings and Flinders. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, then do a tasting at Main Ridge Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Somers Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Balnarring using our trip planner.

Balnarring is just a short distance from Carrum Downs. In December, daytime highs in Balnarring are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Balnarring

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Somers Beach
4.8
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Beach
Ocean Beach
4.5

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Sorrento

Sorrento ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse and McCrae Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and St Pauls Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Balnarring to Sorrento takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Sorrento are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsea.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
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Portsea

Portsea ©
Get some cultural insight at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and The Rip. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bells Beach and Torquay Front Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsea: Torquay (Torquay Farmers' Market, Torquay Central Farmers Market, &more) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portsea trip itinerary planner.

Portsea is very close to Sorrento. In December in Portsea, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Bells Beach
4.5

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