19 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sydney. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

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 ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, make a splash at Dreamworld, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

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 April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time 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
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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