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: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Family-friendly places like Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker website .

Manila, Philippines to Gold Coast is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in May, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Catani Gardens. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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