13 days in Great Ocean Road, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Great Ocean Road, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Great Ocean Road, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  30​h
1
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Travel:  3​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lorne Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lorne trip itinerary builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Lorne is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Lorne is 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in March, with highs in Lorne at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mait's Rest
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Logan's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

few
hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island tour planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Whitsunday Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. March in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, head outdoors with Jetryder, and make a trip to Passage Peak.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. In March, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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