People walking along the Yarra River in Melbourne Australia

Melbourne is one of the two most developed cities in Australia. If Sydney is vibrant and modern, Melbourne has a more peaceful and classic beauty. There are a lot of extremely interesting Melbourne attractions waiting for you to explore and at the end of the journey you will understand why this place has always been named in the list of “World’s most livable cities” for many years. So, how to discover all the best of Melbourne in a day? Let’s check it out our one day trip in Melbourne blog on how to spend 1 day in Melbourne Australia (24 hours in Melbourne, one day trip Melbourne, Melbourne in a day) through detail suggested one day in Melbourne itinerary (Melbourne 1 day itinerary) with Living Nomads below.

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Flinders Street Station, one of the must place to visit in Melbourne. Credit: 1 day in melbourne blog.
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Melbourne’s CBD seen from above.
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City Circle Tram, free tourist tram in Melbourne
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Tourist gathering in CBD of Melbourne
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A peaceful Melbourne
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Cafe in Melbourne
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Melbourne street art. Credit: 1 day in melbourne blog.
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Vibrant Chinatown
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Fresh air at Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne city seen from St Kilda beach
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Melbourne Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road
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Colorful bath houses at Brighton Beach

When traveling to Australia, a far from place is located in the southern hemisphere, visitors often go to famous places such as the Sydney Opera House or Bondi Beach, but skip a peaceful place like Melbourne. Just need one day, we’ll take you around the city center to see Melbourne’s contrariety. You will still see a sparkling, vibrant, modern Melbourne – one of the most developed cities in the world, but beside prosperity, somewhere you will see Melbourne still retains its ancient, serene features.

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Visitors strolling along the Yarra River in Melbourne.
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Eureka tower
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A serene of Yarra river
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Abbotsford Convent
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Cycling along the Yarra River
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Mornington peninsula, one of the best attractions in Melbourne you must visit.
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Melbourne old town
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An ancient of Melbourne at night.
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Lively at night

1 day in Melbourne — Explore Melbourne’s nostalgic attractions

Melbourne Town hall
Melbourne Town Hall

Start exploring Melbourne city center by take the City Circle tram. City Circle is a typical Melbourne tram system that still retains the old design, recognizing the exterior as red, yellow and green. The interior of the train will remind you of previous century trains.

City Circle Tram 35
City Circle Tram 35
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Inside City Circle Tram 35

In the City Circle tram system in Melbourne, the most famous is the number 35 route. This is a completely free route, primarily serving tourists, taking visitors through major shopping and sightseeing locations such as the Old Treasury Building, the National Assembly Building and the Princess Theater … and you also hear the historical explanation of each place passing by. Visiting Melbourne by City Circle tram is a great way to explore the city and saving money, right?

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Inside the City Circle tram still retains the ancient look.
Inside the City Circle tram still retains the ancient look.
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City Circle Tram, Free tourist tram in Melbourne
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Free tourist tram in Melbourne city

You can refer to the route of the City Circle Tram 35 here. You can pick up City Circle Tram at stops on your trip, the start and end points of the City Circle Tram 35 stop at Docklands.

State Library Victoria

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The first stop is one of the most spectacular and beautiful libraries you will see. To get to the National Library of Victoria, take the City Circle Tram and get off at La Trobe Street, and the National Library of Victoria is located on the corner of La Trobe and Russel road.

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State Library Victoria melbourne

State Library Victoria melbourne

This is Victoria’s oldest and largest public library founded in 1854. The National Library of Victoria has an ancient European architecture and is home to a massive treasure of over 2 million books and many newspapers, maps, documents, artworks.

State Library Victoria melbourne

State Library Victoria melbourne

One of the most special places at State Library Victoria is magnificent La Trobe reading room with a majestic dome. You will really be overwhelmed by the beauty here. But remember go gentle and laugh softly to keep silent in the library.

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La Trobe Reading room. Architecture with magnificent dome.

State Library Victoria melbourne

State Library Victoria melbourne

La Trobe reading room with extremely unique architecture.
La Trobe reading room with extremely unique architecture.

In addition, at the State Library Victoria you can also admire the artworks and exhibitions by visiting galleries: Keith Murdoch Gallery, Cowen Gallery and Dome Gallery.

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Cowen Gallery

Spending an entire morning at the State Library Victoria is definitely an experience that is not wasteful on your trip.

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At night

Melbourne Museum

Address: Corner Russell & La Trobe Sts, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: 03 8664 7000
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am–9pm / Friday to Sunday 10am–6pm
Url: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au

Flinders Street Railway Station

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Flinders Street Station, the must visit in Melbourne.

The next stop on the 1 day in Melbourne itinerary is Flinders Street Railway Station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets. If you take the City Circle tram around the city center, Flinders Street Railway Station is in among your stops, and this is a place can not to be missed.

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Row of old clocks
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“Meet me under the clocks”.
Inside Flinders Street Station
Inside Flinders Street Station

Inside Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station melbourne

Flinders Street railway station is Australia’s oldest station opened in 1854. It was also the busiest railway station in the Southern hemisphere. Inside the train station, you will admire the old architecture with typical dome in Melbourne.

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Looming high-rise buildings around the old railway station.
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The next stop is the Railway Station of Flinders – the most signature old building in the heart of the city.

Flinders Street railway station is famous for the phrase “meet me under the clocks”. The origin of this sentence is because there is a row of old clockwork in front of the station, where Melbourne people (Melburnian) often meet.

Flinders Street Station

Address: Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

St Paul’s Cathedral

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St Paul’s Cathedral from a distance

Located just opposite Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Church is a British cathedral bearing the ancient European architecture. Visiting Melbourne, you should not miss St Paul’s Church at all.

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St Paul's Cathedral melbourne
St. Paul’s cathedral is located in the heart of Melbourne.
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The magnificent architecture
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Interior of St Pauls Cathedral

It is not difficult for you to recognize St Paul’s Cathedral from afar by the magnificent high rise towers located in the heart of Melbourne. Standing across the street, you can admire this whole building and hear the bell ringing from inside. Stepping through the large doors to get inside, the splendor of St Paul’s Cathedral opens up in front of you, the Gothic-style church with its tall dome makes you feel very small.

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Our favorite is the multicolored glass mosaic doors

St Paul's Cathedral melbourne

You will be impressed with almost every detail here from wall tiles, mosaics, multicolored glass mosaics paintings. Actually you will be caught up in this stunning architecture. We were completely stunned by the magnificent beauty here.

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Sparking at night

St Paul’s Cathedral

Address: Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 6pm / Sat: 9am – 4pm / Sun: 7:30am – 7:30pm / Public Holidays: 11am – 3pm
Url: https://cathedral.org.au/

Mixed with ancient features is a modern, liberal of Melbourne

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Melbourne CBD view from above

From Flinders Street, you can wandering around the winding streets of the city center such as Flinders Street, Collins Street or Bourke Street to get better see Melbourne’s life. You will get lost in the mazes, which are mosaic-paved walkways, nicely decorated arches, both sides are beautiful, luxurious shops.

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The Block Arcade
The Block Arcade
Wandering around like this is the best way to discover Melbourne.
Wandering around like this is the best way to discover Melbourne.

Here, interspersed with ancient buildings, you will also encounter many luxury shopping centers with all kinds of high-end brands in the world or gleaming office buildings with busy officers in neat, stylish clothes.

Street Collins – one of the luxury shopping streets.
Collins Street – one of the luxury shopping streets.

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