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

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.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, shop like a local with Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Australian By Design, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then view the masterpieces at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

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 January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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