Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Sea Cliff Bridge
Glenelg, Adelaide
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phillip Island, Victoria
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Adelaide to Sydney Road Trip

16 day Self Drive Holiday - from £1155

With flights from £1995

Discover the iconic Great Ocean Road and some of Australia’s most beautiful cities on an unforgettable self drive adventure from Adelaide to Sydney.


  • Explore Sydney’s famous sights and attractions
  • Discover secluded bays and beaches along the Southern Coast
  • Wander Melbourne’s laneways and enjoy the café culture
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road and visit the Twelve Apostles
  • Indulge in Adelaide’s culinary delights

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 1 night in Adelaide
  • 5 day Self Drive – Great Ocean Road
  • 3 nights in Melbourne
  • 5 day Self Drive – Cities & Coast
  • 2 nights in iconic Sydney
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Adelaide

Board your flight to Adelaide and sit back in comfort as you enjoy the complimentary onboard entertainments, drinks, meals and refreshments. Once in Adelaide, spend the afternoon exploring this quaint historic city. Your luxury hotel is located opposite the popular Rundle Street Mall, and a short stroll from the museums and government buildings of North Terrace. Alternatively, you may wish to fight the jet lag with a visit to the beachside suburb of Glenelg, a short tram ride from the city.

Hotel: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

Day 4 to 7 - Self Drive

The Great Ocean Road is possibly one of the most spectacular and iconic drives in Australia.

This five day tour includes visits to:

  • Barossa Valley
  • Apollo Bay
  • Port Fairy
  • Robe

Read more about the Great Ocean Road self drive

Day 8 to 9 - Melbourne

Spend two nights in the cosmopolitan capital hub of Melbourne. With a thriving café and art culture, it’s a great city to spend a few days in. There are plenty of day tours and experiences in Melbourne to choose from, whether you decide to stay within the city or venture further afield to Phillip Island or the Yarra Valley wine region.

Hotel: Batman’s Hill, Melbourne

Day 10 to 13 - Self Drive

Pick up your hire car and start your Cities & Coast self drive to Sydney this morning.

This five day tour includes visits to:

  • Phillip Island
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Eden
  • Canberra

Read more about the Cities & Coast self drive

Day 14 to 15 - Sydney

Watch the city skyline come into view as you drive towards the bright lights and towering buildings of Sydney. A two night stay will allow you to explore this famous gateway city and make the most of the many Sydney day tours and experiences on offer. A visit to the iconic beaches of either Bondi or Manly will allow you to experience the famous surf culture, or take in culture of a different kind at the Sydney Opera House.

Hotel: Vibe Hotel, Sydney

Day 16 - Farewell from Sydney

Board your onward flight back to the UK but taking with you a host of memories and hopefully some of the Australian easy-going way of life!

16 day Self Drive Holiday - from £1155

With flights from £1995


  • Add extra nights in Adelaide, Sydney or any location en route
  • Pre-book Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney day tours and experiences
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or another destination
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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The guide price shown is per person based on 2 sharing standard accommodation. Price may vary according to season and standard of hotels chosen. Please call Freedom Destinations for details and availability.

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HOLIDAY IDEAS to inspire you

We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Exciting city stays with a choice of hotels
  • Two self drive adventures including:
    – comfortable pre-arranged hotels
    – air conditioned car hire
    – carefully planned routes
  • Optional UK flights

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Alternatively ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Australia.

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