11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  19 h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Jaipur

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and Buxton Contemporary. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, browse the exhibits of Craft Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fire Services Museum of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Jaipur, India to Melbourne is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Jaipur to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

4
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 in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

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