11 days in Melbourne & Newcastle Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Newcastle Itinerary

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1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Newcastle
— 4 nights

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Great Ocean Road and Royal Botanic Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip site.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Family-friendly places like Speers Point Park and Newcastle Memorial Walk will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Terrigal (Avoca Beach & Terrigal Beach) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Walka Miniature Railway, enjoy the sand and surf at Putty Beach, stroll through Macmasters Beach, and learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Newcastle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Newcastle: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal, Macmasters Beach, Harkham Wines, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Jimmy's Beach
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Avoca Beach ©
Avoca Beach

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