12 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Anglesea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchants. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Lucknow, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Lucknow in May, expect Sydney to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Great Escape Books, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anglesea day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Anglesea. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Anglesea to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Bells Beach, Great Escape Books
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Great Ocean Walk, get a taste of the local shopping with Karmic Goat Soapworks, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Anglesea to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, then experience rural life at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell tour planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take a stroll through Degraves Street, and then stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip site .

Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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