24 days in Fingal, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Fingal, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Fingal, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Fingal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Fingal

Fingal ©
Fingal is a rural locality of the Mornington Peninsula abutting Bass Strait along Gunnamatta Beach and lying between the suburbs of Rye and Cape Schanck. On the 28th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Quealy Winemakers, look for gifts at Merricks General Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnamatta Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at The Two Bays Walking Track, and then enjoy the sand and surf at McCrae Beach.

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Melbourne to Fingal is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fingal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Schanck, McCrae Beach, Merricks General Store, Quealy Winemakers
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
McCrae Beach ©
McCrae Beach
Gunnamatta Beach ©
Gunnamatta Beach

18
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach. Visiting Lake Wendouree and 13th Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Fingal (Peninsula Hot Springs & Gunnamatta Beach) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, kick back and relax at McCrae Beach, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and browse for treasures at The Mill Markets.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Getting from Fingal to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daylesford, Portsea, Phillip Island, Torquay, Yea
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bronte Beach, Speed Boats Tours and The Rocks Markets. On the 19th (Tue), race across the water with a speed boat tour, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, stop by Opal Minded, then explore the galleries of Joel Coleman Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Gosford Regional Gallery. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, and then take some stellar pictures from Sublime Point Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Sublime Point Lookout, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Joel Coleman Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

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