15 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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

5
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, have some family-friendly fun at Gold Coast Snow Park, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

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Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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