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: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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 outdoors at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. In November, Gold Coast is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National 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.
For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery of Ballarat or Melbourne Central. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and St John's Anglican Church. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Spas, Art Gallery of Ballarat, St John's Anglican Church
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Spas
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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