41 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

41 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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41 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + foot + train:  20​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 23 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel tool .

Seattle, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Saint Augustine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Augustine's Catholic Church

14
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Artemis Wines (in Mittagong) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Manly, Blackheath, Penrith Regional Gallery
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

23
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, & more), Geelong (St Mary of the Angels & Eastern Beach Reserve) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Lake Wendouree, & more). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Cowes, Torquay, Geelong
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Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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