16 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

3
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 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and get your game on at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Australian Print Workshop
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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