9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian Centre for Photography. Step out of the city life by going to Pulpit Rock Lookout and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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