23 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

7
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip site .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in December, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Dicky Beach (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Dicky Beach, Glow Worm Caves
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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