11 days in Greater Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Greater Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Greater Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Surabaya

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Seaworks Maritime Museum and Discovery Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Scienceworks and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St Kilda driving holiday planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to St Kilda is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Surabaya to St Kilda due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Surabaya, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in St Kilda, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Seaworks Maritime Museum and Discovery Centre
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from St Kilda in March, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) 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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
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: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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