15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, kick back and relax at Palm Beach, and stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Werri Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Kiama Blowhole
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, look for gifts at You and Bamboo, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, You and Bamboo, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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 out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Wendouree. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Wendouree
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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