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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Torquay online trip itinerary planner .

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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Torquay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Bring the kids along to St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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