17 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kirra Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Moffat Beach in Caloundra, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey planner .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook Highway, Moffat Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Melbourne is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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