8 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lorne
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 29th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lorne tour builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Lorne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect nights in Lorne to be colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning website .

You can drive from Lorne to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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