11 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
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.
Step out of Gold Coast to go to Brisbane and see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planning website .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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