8 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast sightseeing planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
nights
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 Old Melbourne Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day 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 March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

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