16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, have some family-friendly fun at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder site .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planning website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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