9 days in Melbourne & Birdsville Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Birdsville Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Birdsville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Birdsville
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune and then get outside with Birdsville Races.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Birdsville trip builder .

Drive from Melbourne to Birdsville in 31.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Birdsville to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races
Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune

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