10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Broadbeach

Broadbeach
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Broadbeach day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Broadbeach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Broadbeach to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Broadbeach - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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St. Kilda Beach
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