25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  34​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Birmingham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Birmingham to Sydney. Traveling from Birmingham in November, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 21st (Wed) 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, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine), Dicky Beach (in Caloundra) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a splash at The Rockpools.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Dicky Beach, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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