24 days in Mena Creek, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

24 days in Mena Creek, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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24 days in Mena Creek, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Varna
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Mena Creek
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Varna

5
nights
Mena Creek

Mena Creek ©
Get outdoors at Mission Beach and Curtain Fig National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Village Herberton and Millaa Millaa Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Millaa Millaa Lookout (in Millaa Millaa), Mission Beach (Helen Wiltshire Gallery, Skydiving, & more) and Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mena Creek trip itinerary planning site .

Varna, Bulgaria to Mena Creek is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Varna to Mena Creek. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Varna in September, with highs in Mena Creek at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mena Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission Beach, Millaa Millaa, Historic Village Herberton, Etty Bay, Davies Creek National Park
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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kiama Blowhole and Manly Scenic Walkway. Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Lincoln's Rock, & more), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, and stroll through Shelly Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Getting from Mena Creek to Sydney by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mena Creek in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Shelly Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the activities along Yarra River.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve, Anglesea Bike Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park

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