26 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 21 nights
End: Sydney

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 5th (Sat): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough 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
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Flinders Street Station, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

21
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more), Shelly Beach RockPool (in Cronulla) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Grand Canyon track, & more). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. On the 28th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Coogee Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Perry's Lookdown, Shelly Beach RockPool
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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