29 days in Melbourne, Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne, Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne, Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Melbourne
— 10 nights
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Bells Beach and Ballan Farmers Market. Do your shopping at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and South Melbourne Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Marion Rosetzky Gallery (in Red Hill), St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh) and Lardner Park Makers Market (in Drouin). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, stop by JulsIndulgence, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat Wildlife Park, JulsIndulgence, St Anne's Winery, Ballan Farmers Market, Marion Rosetzky Gallery
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Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
St Anne's Winery ©
St Anne's Winery
South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Byron Bay (Truly Tea, Belongil Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and The Bay Tree Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Lolly Swagman (in Berrima), Dirty Janes Bowral (in Bowral) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Berrima, Dirty Janes Bowral, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Degraves Street. We've included these beaches for you: Bells Beach and Point Leo Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Hepburn Springs (JulsIndulgence & Portal 108) and Overwrought Garden Art (in Blampied). See even more of Melbourne: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, hunt for treasures at Red Hill Community Market, browse for treasures at The Mill Markets, and stop by Merricks General Store.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Hepburn Springs, Red Hill, Daylesford, Art Gallery of Ballarat
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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