Melbourne travel guide

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You're Going to Love Melbourne

With a population of 76,068, Melbourne is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Melbourne has to offer.

Where to Eat in Melbourne

If you’re looking for affordable options, Chart House Restaurant - Melbourne (2250 Front St) and Micheletti’s Ristorante and Bar (2005 Vernon Place) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Melbourne

Wonderful (379 reviews)
Very good (69 reviews)

When to visit Melbourne

Melbourne in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Melbourne in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Melbourne in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 91.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 50 °F, with an average temperature of 60.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 7.7″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Melbourne, with an average rainfall of 2.1″.

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How to Get to Melbourne


When flying to Melbourne, you’ll arrive at Melbourne (MLB), which is located 3 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Melbourne include Allegiant Air, Sun Country Air and Air France. The shortest domestic flight to Melbourne departs from Raleigh and takes around 1h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Melbourne.


Another option to get to Melbourne is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 56 miles from Melbourne. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Value Car Rental, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Melbourne, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Megabus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Melbourne takes 100 miles and will cost you around $30. From Gainesville, the ticket costs about $23 for a journey of 120 miles. Melbourne’s bus station is located 6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Melbourne

Airlines serving Melbourne

Good (2,575 reviews)
Good (402 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
Good (535 reviews)
Good (3,375 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Good (1,039 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Good (668 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Good (401 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
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Where to stay in Melbourne

Average rates range from around $253 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $108 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Melbourne

Most booked hotels in Melbourne

Hyatt Place Melbourne/Palm Bay
Excellent (8.8, 664 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay
Excellent (8.7, 427 reviews)
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
Excellent (8.4, 935 reviews)
Hilton Melbourne, FL
Excellent (8.4, 740 reviews)
Comfort Suites Palm Bay - Melbourne
Excellent (8.2, 404 reviews)
Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront, FL
Good (7.9, 1408 reviews)
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Renting a car in Melbourne

Renting a car in Melbourne costs $66 per day, on average, or $263 if you want to rent if for 4 days. Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Melbourne is the Budget branch at One Air Terminal Parkway, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 28% more expensive than at Orlando.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Melbourne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Melbourne is Intermediate (Chrysler Sebring or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium rental cars (Infiniti Q70 or similar) are, on average, 5% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.