4 days in Ballarat, Grampians & Daylesford Itinerary

4 days in Ballarat, Grampians & Daylesford Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

4 days in Ballarat, Grampians & Daylesford Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Ballarat
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Daylesford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ballarat driving holiday app .

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 23rd (Sun), meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, then take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, and finally get great views at Boroka Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Grampians National Park.

Before you visit Halls Gap, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Daylesford.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grampians National Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

1
night
Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then view the masterpieces at Convent Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Daylesford online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Daylesford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Daylesford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Spas & Wellness
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens ©
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens

Similar Plans

15 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Daylesford BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Daylesford BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Daylesford, Grampians & Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Greater Melbourne & Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans