31 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Warrandyte State Park and Melbourne Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, you will find days in Melbourne are warmer (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Sovereign Hill
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Dicky Beach. Visiting David Fleay Wildlife Park and Burleigh Heads Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Fingal Head (Fingal Head Lighthouse & Cook Island Aquatic Reserve), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine). There's much more to do: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, and laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head, Dicky Beach, Tropical Fruit World, Venman Bushland National Park, Glow Worm Caves
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

10
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Cremorne Reserve, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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