18 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, appreciate the history behind Queensland Korean War Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Discover how to plan a Gold Coast trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to 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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. On the 15th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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