4 days in Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

4 days in Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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4 days in Adelaide, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h
2
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Adelaide


1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Brighton Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Adelaide. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Torquay by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary ©

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 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip app .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

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