26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 9 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: London

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

9
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: Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). There's much more to do: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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