8 days in Melbourne & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to Ebor Falls (in Ebor), South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse) and Dorrigo National Park (in Dorrigo). There's much more to do: stroll through Diggers beach, make a trip to Cunningham’s Big Bunch, stop by Wicked Berries, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Coffs Harbour: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Ebor Falls, Dorrigo National Park
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park
The Big Banana ©
The Big Banana
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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