31 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

31 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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31 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Byron Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and Sea World Theme Park. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Thunderbird Park in North Tamborine, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gold Coast. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Thunderbird Park
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and St. Mary's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Muogamarra Nature Reserve and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Sydney Harbour National Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, The Candy Store Leura, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 6:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple). Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Westgate Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation maker app .

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 June, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Giulians.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

7
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
Escape the urban bustle at Dicky Beach and Kurrawa Beach. For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Miami Marketta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). Explore Gold Coast further: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, stroll through Currumbin Beach, find something for the whole family at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, and identify plant and animal life at Glow Worm Caves.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Caloundra, Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 20:
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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