10 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in August: highs in Gold Coast hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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