13 days in Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
1
Belgrave
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney


1
night
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrave online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Belgrave is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Belgrave reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Healesville.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

1
night
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
On the 19th (Fri), meet the residents at Healesville Sanctuary and then do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Healesville road trip site .

Drive from Belgrave to Healesville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Healesville

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Coombe Yarra Valley
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Lorne Beach. Get some historical perspective at St Mary of the Angels and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Step out of Torquay to go to Lorne and see Erskine Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Bells Beach and make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Healesville to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Lorne, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Hillsong Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip website .

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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