9 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Great Ocean Walk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, then take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, then don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, and finally get great views at Cape Patton Lookout Point.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip maker site .

New York City, USA to Apollo Bay is an approximately 36-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Apollo Bay, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Cape Patton Lookout Point
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip builder .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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