11 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

3
nights
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, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Jakarta in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Gold Coast. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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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 December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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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