16 days in Victoria & New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in Victoria & New South Wales Itinerary

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16 days in Victoria & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Seoul

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach.

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Seoul, South Korea to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Torquay.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

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You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Ballarat.

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#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Wendouree and then browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill.

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You can drive from Torquay to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ballarat are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kids will enjoy Jenolan Caves and Pulpit Rock Lookout. On the 25th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Ballarat to Katoomba in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ballarat in December, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

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Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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