16 days in Melbourne, Rutherglen & Ballarat Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Rutherglen & Ballarat Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Rutherglen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Ballarat
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

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 Central and Collins St/Swanston St are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at The Visitor, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions website.

In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rutherglen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

2
nights
Rutherglen

Rutherglen ©
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. You've now added Tour de Vines to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), take a memorable excursion with Tour de Vines. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Woolshed Waterfalls, get engrossed in the history at Beechworth Historic Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Old Beechworth Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Beechworth Telegraph Station, and finally shop like a local with Beechworth Honey Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rutherglen trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Rutherglen in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rutherglen, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Beechworth
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Tour de Vines ©
Tour de Vines
Beechworth Historic Courthouse ©
Beechworth Historic Courthouse
Beechworth Honey Experience ©
Beechworth Honey Experience

3
nights
Melbourne

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Immigration Museum. Head to Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre and Bourke Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. See some other sides of Melbourne: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take a stroll through Melbourne Laneways.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rutherglen to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, and then browse for treasures at The Mill Markets. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at The Gold Museum, then explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Ballarat, then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

Plan trip to Ballarat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Melbourne to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Ballarat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Mill Markets, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Blender Studios and Corniola Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Yileena Park (in Yarra Glen), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Enjoy Melbourne some more: buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, do a tasting at Boat O'Craigo Winery, and wander the streets of Chapel Street.

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Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Koala Conservation Centre
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Balloon Rides

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