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: Amritsar
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

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 Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planner.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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

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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

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Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time 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

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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