12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  35 h
End: New Delhi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Urban Adventures, Royal Botanic Gardens, and other attractions you added. Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delwood Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Button Bar. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
You've added Burleigh Head National Park, Swat Party bus, Gold Coast Canal Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Anthea Polson Art. We've also included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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