11 days in Melbourne & Newcastle Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Newcastle Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

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Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Speers Point Park and Putty Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance) and Terrigal (Avoca Beach & Terrigal Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Macmasters Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle tour app .

Getting from Melbourne to Newcastle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Newcastle hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Speers Point Park, Harkham Wines
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Macmasters Beach ©
Macmasters Beach
Avoca Beach ©
Avoca Beach

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