9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, pause for some photo ops at Queensland Korean War Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Gold Coast to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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