22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Camp Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary app .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria. National Gallery of Victoria and Royal Exhibition Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Warrandyte State Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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