9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  23​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Chandigarh, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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 outdoors at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Visit Coolangatta Beach and Belongil Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Spas & Wellness) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge.

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Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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