11 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

11 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lorne
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Discovery Adventures. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne holiday builder site .

You can drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Lorne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lorne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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