15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Fitzroy Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Shelly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

6
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 off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & The Farm Byron Bay). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Timezone Surfers Paradise.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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