12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning tool.

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Melbourne. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Noosa Chocolate Factory. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Gold Coast. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and visit The Rocks.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sydney trip simple and quick.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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