11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Seoul
train + Fly:  14​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
Seoul

3
days
Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey maker site .

Seoul, South Korea to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Sydney. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Degraves Street and Melbourne Central. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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