12 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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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 Walk and Manly Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The Giant Stairway and Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to The Three Sisters in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Sydney is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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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 27th (Fri): stroll through Tugun Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Springbrook National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore hidden gems such as Dandenong Ranges National Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: visit Degraves Street, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Hanging Rock Reserve, St Kilda Pier, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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