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 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Coolangatta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

6
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Opal Mindedfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

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. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Sydney to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Go for a jaunt from Coolangatta to Robina to see Robina Town Shopping Centre about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coolangatta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Coolangatta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Coolangatta are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at The Australian Natural Soap, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Coolangatta to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coolangatta in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
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