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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

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Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) 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
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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