13 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

3
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chandigarh to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast travel planning tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip maker .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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