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: Kuwait City
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuwait City

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outletfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in October: highs in Sydney hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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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.
Relax by the water at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip maker .

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 October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb). Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route builder app .

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 October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tyabb Packing House Antiques, St. Kilda Beach, Panorama Garden Estate
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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