Ultimate Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip Itinerary

Taking the Sydney to Melbourne drive is the best way to travel between two of Australia’s best east coast cities. It’s also one of the best road trips in Australia.

Start your journey after exploring all the best sights and beaches of Sydney and end your road trip in Melbourne’s cool cafes!


The quickest way to travel by road is just over 500 miles.

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Sydney has so much to offer, with a bustling city center packed full of attractions waiting to be explored.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular place for hiking. Visit Katoomba, where you’ll be greeted by epic clifftop walks and unique rock formations, such as the Three Sisters.

Jervis Bay

This beautiful seaside community is home to what the locals claim is one of Australia’s best beaches.

Canberra (Detour)

It’s a two-hour drive away from the coast, but it’s worth spending a full day to explore Canberra’s museums.


Visit the local museum, where you can learn about the town’s whaling history, before heading to the beach to admire the spectacular coastline.


Enjoy the lakes, take a boating trip, and enjoy the great food and great wine as you relax in Gippsland.

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