5 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip builder .

Sydney to Torquay is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, Torquay is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

13th Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne travel website .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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