10 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

Before you visit Torquay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Torquay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Torquay due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Torquay hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Islands, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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 is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip maker .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For maps and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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