8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey builder .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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