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

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.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and St Paul's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kirra Beach and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Bexhill Open Air Cathedral in Bexhill--about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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