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How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

Glasgow, United...
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How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

27/11/2018 Arrive Sydney 6.50.

Evening - Dinner Drink & Bed / China town

28/11/2018 Melbourne

Bus Tour - pick up Queen Victoria Market

PM Summer night Market Queen Victoria Market - local dinner

29/11/2018 Old Melbourne Gaol

Finders street station / findlers lane

St Kilda Bus Tour train flagstaff to finders station 15.45

greek dinner

QT rooftop bar / heros rooftop bar

30/11/2018 Melbourne

AM - Go to Melbourne Zoo

DFO South Wharf

Eurika day

Hotel change

Eurika night

Dinner

PM - Crown Casino Complex

01/12/2018 AM - free

Harbour for dinner

Melbourne Star

PM Soccer etihad stadium

02/12/2018 Melbourne - Leave for Brisbane

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

A bit unclear to me - arrive Sydney 27 November and then 28 November you are suddenly in Melbourne - do you mean arrive from Sydney at 6.50 - am or pm ????

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

It's ok, a little disjointed, but I get what you're trying to do

I would move everything from 30/11 to 29/11, except the zoo. This will then give you a full day at Melbourne Zoo, rather than just a couple of hours. Flinders St Station takes 5 mins to look at and take a photo, Flinders Lane can take a little longer depending on what, exactly you are planning on doing. The Gaol takes a couple of hours at the most, and St Kilda about the same.

I know the bus tour you're looking at. I'd read the reviews very carefully. It's not really the best option around, you'll get better value out of buying a Myki card and adding credit - far more flexibility on offer.

Lastly, you may consider doing a Melbourne Greeter Orientation - a free 3 hour walk led by a volunteer in a small group of 4 or so. They'll offer a good overview of Melbourne from a locals perspective. Bookable through the Visitor Hub or online (google will help you).

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

if you are arriving in Sydney in the evening, I would just transfer straight to Melbourne and be done with it. Two less airport transfers.

If you are arriving in Sydney in the morning, I would also tend to go straight on to Melbourne, unless this is the only day you are spending in Sydney on your whole trip? If so, I would query the weighting of Melbourne over Sydney.

Cheers.

Edited: 18 October 2018, 17:34
Glasgow, United...
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4. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

We arrive Sydney then connect straight to Melbourne x should be in Melbourne for lunch time .

From Melbourne we go to Brisbane then back to Sydney for a weeks before we go home x

Edited: 18 October 2018, 17:43
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5. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

>>27/11/2018 Arrive Sydney 6.50. Evening - Dinner Drink & Bed / China town 28/11/2018 Melbourne<<

I was rereading and feeling puzzled too. Sydney has a Chinatown and Melbourne only gets a mention on Day 2.

Glasgow, United...
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6. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

My error we connect direct from Sydney am so will be in Melbourne by lunch x

Ballarat, Australia
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7. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

I also think Melbourne Zoo deserves a whole day. It's bigger than you think.

Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

Agree with Loki-crazycat re: zoo.... I usually spend a minimum 4 hrs at the zoo, but I enjoy the animals and don't rush.

melbourne
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9. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

Melbourne Zoo, as suggested above, is worth a whole day.

Etihad Stadium no longer exists. The docklands stadium is now called Marvel Stadium. Who's playing?

Why are you changing hotels after only a couple of nights? It seems to be a rather pointless exercise in faffing about.

Glasgow, United...
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10. Re: How doable is my itinerary !!??! We have 2 day a bus tour

We are doing a multi city tour over 3.5 weeks, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. So i am working on Melbourne itinerary currently.

I just thought we would be best to go straight from arriving in Sydney on a flight to Melbourne rather than settle in Sydney for a night then move the next day?

It is Melbourne Victory and Sydney Wanderers at the Marvel stadium.

And hotel change - isnt actually changing hotel it meant us go back to hotel to change! I need to proof read my next post better .

Edited: 19 October 2018, 04:05
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