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Sydney to Melbourne road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sydney to Melbourne. If you're planning a road trip to Melbourne, 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 Sydney
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:22 am  Wollongong
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:25 pm  Hume Highway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:59 pm  Yass
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:30 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 2.5 hours

12:44 pm  Albury
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:00 pm  Benalla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:57 pm  Victoria (Australia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:57 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

7:36 pm  arrive in Melbourne
eat at The Lui Bar

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Sydney to Melbourne questions

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

profile  Michael from Darlington (Maryland) asked:
which is better coastal motorcycle ride  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

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

Hume Highway




Benalla  (3 answers)

Victoria (Australia)  (6 answers)

Where's the best place to eat in Melbourne?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Lui Bar, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

The Boatbuilders Yard  (3 mentions)
Vue de monde  (2 mentions)
Vegie Bar  (2 mentions)
Naked For Satan  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Melbourne?

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:

Queen Victoria Market  (6 mentions)
Fitzroy Gardens  (6 mentions)
St Kilda Beach  (5 mentions)
Chapel St  (5 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 Melbourne. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Melbourne?  (15 answers)

profile  Madeleine from Melbourne asked:
What are the coolest bars in Melbourne at the moment?  (11 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Outdoorsy activities to do in Melbourne?  (9 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
What are the best wineries in or near Melbourne?  (7 answers)

profile  Juliana from Las Vegas asked:
Best tea and coffee spots in Melbourne?  (6 answers)

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

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 Melbourne to Sydney 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 Sydney to Melbourne. Or get a full Sydney to Melbourne 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 Sydney well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sydney!

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


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