13 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Surabaya

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 3 hours. While traveling from Surabaya, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip site .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) 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
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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