16 days in Melbourne & Port Macquarie Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Port Macquarie Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 6th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

6
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visit Burgess Beach, Forster and Scotts Head Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Coorabakh National Park (in Taree) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, trek along Coastal walk, and learn about winemaking at Cassegrain.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach, Coorabakh National Park
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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