10 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Kingston butter factory art & craft cooperative community arts centre. Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gallery of Modern Art, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach and browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Brisbane, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Craft Victoria. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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