3 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

3 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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3 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Torquay road trip app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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