10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Manchester Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Manchester Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Manchester Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Gold Coast, Australia

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 31st (Thu): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gold Coast using our 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool (in Liverpool), Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham) and Alton Towers (in Alton). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get your game on at Flip Out Manchester.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manchester day trip website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Manchester by combination of train and flight takes about 28 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Gold Coast to Manchester, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Stonerig Raceway, Chester Zoo, Alton Towers
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Alton Towers
Alton Towers
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Room Escape Games

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