10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Koala Conservation Centre and Sandridge Trail. Do your shopping at Tyde and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes), Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza (in Mt Eliza) and Spas (in Fingal). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Tyabb Packing House Antiques, enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne route builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take in the exciting artwork at 2 Danks Street Art Complex. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets, then look for gifts at Reverse Garbage, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Danks Street Produce Merchants.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney route maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Paradise Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Parkfor some retail therapy. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and look for all kinds of wild species at Cougal Cascades.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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