25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Moffat Beach (in Caloundra), Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane) and Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

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Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Moffat Beach, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Lennox Head Beach
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

8
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Three Sisters, & more) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Blackheath, Corridor of Oaks, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Lake Wendouree and Eastern Beach Reserve will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes). Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Sorrento Front Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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