3 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Maroochydore Itinerary

3 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Maroochydore Itinerary

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3 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Maroochydore Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Maroochydore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital and then wander the streets of Degraves Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital ©
Chadstone - The Fashion Capital

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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 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Gold Coast to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Currumbin Beach ©
Currumbin Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Sun), take a tour of HMAS Brisbane, stroll through Marcoola Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maroochydore trip builder tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Maroochydore by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Maroochydore sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

HMAS Brisbane, Marcoola Beach
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

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