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Sydney to Melbourne drive

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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. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members. Eventually, you'll be able to customize every detail of this plan to your own preferences and save this as a private trip.

Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Sydney
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:43 am:  Kiama
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:10 pm:  Goulburn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

Day 1, 4:07 pm:  Yass
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 6:14 pm:  Tumut
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Tumut
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 12:44 pm:  Albury
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

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

Day 2, 5:15 pm:  Seymour (Australia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:15 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 7:28 pm:  arrive in Melbourne
eat at The Lui Bar

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Sydney to Melbourne.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sydney, Australia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Kiama  (3 answers)
Seymour (Australia)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Melbourne, Australia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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!

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

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Melbourne for a first time visitor?  (11 answers)

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

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

 Juliana Hersh 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 543 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 13 minutes
Melbourne is the same time as Sydney
156 Sydney travel answers
3 Kiama travel answers
1 Benalla travel answer
79 Melbourne travel answers

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