15 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
4
Torquay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Gothenburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Gothenburg in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then take a tour by water with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sydney to Warrnambool takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Griffiths Island Lighthouse
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and then kick back and relax at Wreck Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Princetown trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
On the 30th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

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

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