34 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

34 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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34 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Gold Coast
— 30 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Dicky Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Murwillumbah (Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre & Murwillumbah Library), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Fingal Head (Fingal Head Lighthouse & Cook Island Aquatic Reserve). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning website .

In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, North Tamborine, Murwillumbah, Fingal Head, Caloundra
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip 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 February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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