23 days in Geelong & Melbourne Itinerary

23 days in Geelong & Melbourne Itinerary

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23 days in Geelong & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Geelong
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
2
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Step off the beaten path and head to Geelong Adventure Specialists and Panorama Garden Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Lonsdale (Point Lonsdale Lighthouse & Point Lonsdale Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Old Geelong Gaol, admire the sheer force of Buckley Falls, and examine the collection at National Wool Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geelong travel planning site .

Sydney to Geelong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Geelong when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale, Panorama Garden Estate, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens

16
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 off the beaten path and head to Yarra River and ArtVo. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by train from Geelong to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Beer Tastings & Tours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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