22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
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 Palm Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and The Nook (in Leura). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and stop by The Strand Arcade.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple, Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Visit Belongil Beach and Kurrawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cooks' Cottage will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and The Mill Markets. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat (The Gold Museum, Ballarat Wildlife Park, & more) and Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Convent Gallery). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Lake Eildon National Park. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, learn about winemaking at Levantine Hill Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Y Water Discovery Centre.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gold Coast in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Lake Eildon National Park, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Point Nepean National Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 4:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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