9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank Parklands, & more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, get outside with Pelican Feeding, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Gold Coast in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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