23 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

23 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to The Enchanted Adventure Garden and 13th Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Pearses Beach (in Blairgowrie), Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders) and Geelong (The Rock Adventure Centre & Eastern Beach Reserve). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and stroll through Bells Beach.

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Getting from Sydney to Torquay by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Torquay when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, 13th Beach, Pearses Beach, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Princetown day trip site .

You can drive from Torquay to Princetown in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Wed), explore the activities along Bay of Islands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Logan's Beach.

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Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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