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: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Teddy's Lookout in Lorne (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Torquay is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 6 hours. Traveling from Dubai in June, things will get cooler in Torquay: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lorne
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Spence, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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.
Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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