7 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

7 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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