8 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

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 9th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online attractions planner .

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Perth to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary maker website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then stop by The Junk Company, and then revel in the low prices at DFO South Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
DFO South Wharf ©
DFO South Wharf
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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