14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Medan
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Medan

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pulpit Rock Lookout and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Megalong Valley to see Coachwood Glen Nature Trail about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Opal Minded, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip site .

Medan, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medan to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medan in October, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Warrandyte State Park and Melbourne Zoo. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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