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: Manama
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Manama

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney route maker app .

Manama, Bahrain to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 Burleigh Head National Park. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Golf Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Dicky Beach (in Caloundra), The Treat Shop (in Eagle Heights) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Dicky Beach, The Treat Shop
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel route planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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