11 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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

4
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip app .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne vacation planning app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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