12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Royal Botanic Gardens and Eureka Skydeck 88. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney visit site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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