18 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h
2
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Nuremberg

5
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool .

Nuremberg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuremberg to Sydney is 9 hours. In February, Sydney is warmer than Nuremberg - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, North Head Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Allen Noble Sanctuary, look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lorne trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Lorne by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Lorne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Surf Centre, Allen Noble Sanctuary
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Allen Noble Sanctuary ©
Allen Noble Sanctuary

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip site .

Getting from Lorne to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

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

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Koala Conservation Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor plenty of shopping. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Phillip Island Wildlife Park in Cowes, approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cowes
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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