5 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Ballarat
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
2
St Kilda
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Arthurs Seat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Ballarat

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel planner .

Ballarat to Melbourne is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
St Kilda

St Kilda
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the St Kilda online route builder .

Melbourne to St Kilda is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in St Kilda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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nights
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then browse for treasures at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, and finally stop by Red Hill Cheese. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then explore the galleries of McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, then do a tasting at Main Ridge Estate, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arthurs Seat online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Arthurs Seat takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Hill, Swim with Dolphins, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Frankston Beach, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques

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