14 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Gold Coast is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in December; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads 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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel route builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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