22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Belgrave
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Yering
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Yarra Glen
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
5
Coldstream
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

9
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 Queen Victoria Market. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Koolunga Native Reserve, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, and then get outside with Trees Adventure. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankston Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrave trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Belgrave takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Belgrave dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yering.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

National Rhododendron Gardens, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Koolunga Native Reserve, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Frankston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

2
nights
Yering

Yering ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Yering Station, stop by Yarra Valley Dairy, and then learn about winemaking at Yering Farm Wines. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Edendale Community Environment Farm, then stroll through Eltham War Memorial Park, and then tee off at Yering Meadows Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yering trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Belgrave to Yering in an hour. January in Yering sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Yering

Wineries Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Eltham
Highlights from your plan
Yering Farm Wines ©
Yering Farm Wines
Yarra Valley Dairy ©
Yarra Valley Dairy
Edendale Community Environment Farm ©

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm, and then stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Maroondah Reservoir Park, then do a tasting at De Bortoli, and then learn about winemaking at Fergusson Winery & Restaurant.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yarra Glen journey maker website .

Yarra Glen is just a stone's throw from Yering. In January, daily temperatures in Yarra Glen can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coldstream.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm, Maroondah Reservoir Park, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm ©
Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

3
nights
Coldstream

Coldstream ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, then do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery, and then do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, learn about winemaking at Seville Estate, then admire the natural beauty at Blue Lotus Water Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Warburton Rainforest Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coldstream tour itinerary planner.

Coldstream is just a stone's throw from Yarra Glen. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Coldstream

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seville Estate, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Warburton Rainforest Gallery, Jodee Creations, Blue Lotus Water Garden
Highlights from your plan
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley
Maddens Rise ©
Maddens Rise
Jodee Creations ©
Jodee Creations

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
You've now added Twelve Apostles to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Princetown online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Coldstream to Princetown in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

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