15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai

2
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.
Step out of Gold Coast to go to Brisbane and see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Pelican Feeding, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Chennai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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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
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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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