3 days in Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

3 days in Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

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3 days in Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Miss Porter's House, stroll around Speers Point Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Watt Street Wharf.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Newcastle journey planner.

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Speers Point Park
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Miss Porter's House ©
Miss Porter's House

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Newcastle to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Newcastle - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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