25 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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25 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery or Degraves Street. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Prom Country Cheese (in Moyarra). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Y Water Discovery Centre, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stroll through 13th Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yea, Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Prom Country Cheese
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gold Coast holiday builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), The Nook (in Leura) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Shelly Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online attractions planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Berrima, Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Natural Necessity Surf Shop, The Nook
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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