10 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anglesea
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool day trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Warrnambool by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

4
nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Kids will enjoy Kitty Miller Bay and Bells Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ventnor (SS Speke Shipwreck & Ventnor Beach), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Loch Ard Gorge (in Port Campbell). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road and get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anglesea trip planner .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Anglesea in 2.5 hours. In January in Anglesea, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anglesea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Torquay, The Nobbies Centre, Great Ocean Walk, Loch Ard Gorge
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay

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