17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 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
Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Westfield Sydney. Visit Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sydney is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Surfers Paradise can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Surfers Paradise to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Surfers Paradise in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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