8 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Fitzroy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fitzroy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Fitzroy

Fitzroy ©
Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, explore the landscape on two wheels at Merri Creek Trail, and then get your game on at vArcade.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fitzroy sightseeing planner.

Fitzroy is just a stone's throw from Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Fitzroy

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Merri Creek Trail, Scienceworks
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Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Merri Creek Trail ©
Merri Creek Trail
vArcade ©
vArcade

3
nights
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. Explore St Kilda's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Cowes (Cowes Beach & Koala Conservation Centre). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and stroll through The Nobbies Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St Kilda trip itinerary planning tool .

St Kilda is very close to Fitzroy. March in St Kilda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes, The Great Ocean Road, Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Nobbies Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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