14 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Ljubljana

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Barwon Park. Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Kryal Castle & Ballarat Wildlife Park), St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong) and Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, and ponder the world of politics at Melbourne Town Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Rubicon Valley Historic Area, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as New Govardhana Australia and Fingal Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Byron Bay, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and stroll through Kirra Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

New Govardhana Australia, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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