40 days in Melbourne & Summerlands Itinerary

40 days in Melbourne & Summerlands Itinerary

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40 days in Melbourne & Summerlands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 36 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Summerlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

36
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Ocean Road Tours, Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online vacation planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newhaven, Cowes, Phillip Island, Kalang Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with The Nobbies, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, and then kick back and relax at Flynns Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): stroll through YCW Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swan Lake Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Parade.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Summerlands trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Summerlands in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

YCW Beach, The Nobbies
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Flynns Beach ©
Flynns Beach

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