51 days in Victoria & New South Wales Itinerary

51 days in Victoria & New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

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Melbourne
— 8 nights
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Torquay
— 4 nights
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Cowes
— 6 nights
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Mt Martha
— 6 nights
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Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Wollongong
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Wollongong
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
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Pokolbin
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Melbourne

— 8 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee (Victoria State Rose Garden & Werribee Open Range Zoo). Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel site.

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Torquay

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Aireys Inlet (Great Escape Books & Split Point Lighthouse), Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk & Great Ocean Road) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). The adventure continues: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Torquay using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Cowes

— 6 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Cowes is known for nature, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, do a tasting at Phillip Island Winery, experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes tour planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Cowes in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mt Martha.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt Martha

— 6 nights
Explore Mt Martha's surroundings by going to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Sea All Dolphin Swims (in Queenscliff) and Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (in Cranbourne).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mt Martha online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Mt Martha takes 1.5 hours. In May in Mt Martha, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Mt Martha

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Wollongong

— 5 nights
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wollongong: Food Tours (in Mittagong), Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan) and Jamberoo (Minnamurra Falls & Budderoo National Park). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, get in on the family fun at Jamberoo Action Park, explore the activities along Lake Illawarra, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wollongong sightseeing website.

Explore your travel options from Mt Martha to Wollongong with the Route module. When traveling from Mt Martha in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Wollongong, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get great views at Spooners Lookout, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katoomba journey planner.

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Katoomba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Pokolbin

— 6 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Explore Pokolbin's surroundings by going to The Entrance Heritage Walk (in The Entrance), Sacred Spaces (in Singleton) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Wine D Road Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hunter Valley Zoo, walk around Speers Point Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Pokolbin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip app.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.