8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian National Maritime Museum. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Billich Gallery. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app .

Pune, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online tour itinerary planner .

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 May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then shop like a local with Degraves Street.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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