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Melbourne to Sydney drive

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Melbourne to Sydney road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Melbourne to Sydney. If you're planning a road trip to Sydney, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Melbourne
drive for about 1 hour

11:13 am  Seymour (Australia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:15 pm  Benalla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:25 pm  Wodonga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:31 pm  Tumut
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tumut
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:31 am  Yass
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:05 pm  Hume Highway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:08 pm  Wollongong
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:27 pm  arrive in Sydney
eat at Cafe Sydney
stay at Park Hyatt Sydney

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Melbourne to Sydney questions

profile  Vency asked:
road trips and place for overnights stop  (0 answers)

profile  Michael from Darlington (Maryland) asked:
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Where should I stop along the way?

Seymour (Australia)

Benalla  (3 answers)




Hume Highway

Wollongong  (3 answers)
    questions about Wollongong:
        Best free things to do in Wollongong?

Where's the best place to stay in Sydney?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Sydney.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Park Hyatt Sydney, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

QT Sydney  (3 mentions)
Mercantile Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Sydney? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Sydney?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Cafe Sydney, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Opera Bar  (4 mentions)
MoVida Sydney  (3 mentions)
The Glenmore Hotel  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Sydney? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Sydney?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Sydney Opera House  (34 mentions)
Sydney Harbour  (23 mentions)
The Rocks  (22 mentions)
Taronga Zoo  (21 mentions)
Circular Quay  (20 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Sydney. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Mark from Vancouver asked:
Should I rent a car in Sydney or is the transit good enough to get around?  (16 answers)

profile  Rachel from Boston asked:
What is the best/most lively place to stay in Sydney?  (13 answers)

profile  Juliana from Las Vegas asked:
What do I need to know about Aussie culture?  (11 answers)

profile  Diana from Washington, DC asked:
What's the best place to see a kangaroo in or around Sydney?  (10 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sydney?  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Sydney.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Sydney to Melbourne drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Melbourne to Sydney. Or get a full Melbourne to Sydney flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Melbourne well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Melbourne!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 545 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 51 minutes
Sydney is the same time as Melbourne
93 Melbourne travel answers
3 Benalla travel answers
1 Wodonga travel answer
3 Wollongong travel answers
163 Sydney travel answers


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