24 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 14 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and laugh and play at Infinity Attraction.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

14
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Katoomba Falls, &more) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Jenolan Caves, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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