8 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Torquay, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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 7th (Wed), make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, then kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torquay trip tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Torquay is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in August, with highs in Torquay at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of The Rocks, then look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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