14 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Coral Bay Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Coral Bay Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Coral Bay Itinerary

Start: Apia, Upolu
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
3
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Apia, Upolu

8
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Apia, Samoa to Sydney is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Apia to Sydney, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bilgola Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lorne Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Sydney to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Torquay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with Coral Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay trip planner.

Getting from Torquay to Coral Bay by combination of bus and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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