15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains, Sydney Opera House, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route maker site .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Manila in April, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Melbourne Zoo. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Southgate Melbourne. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Phillip Island Wildlife Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Apostle Whey Cheese. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and stop by Gorge Chocolates.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Port Campbell planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gorge Chocolates, Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Ambiance Gifts, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre ©

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