13 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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Coolangatta
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Hyde Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder.

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 81°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Bridge and SkyPoint Climb. Get out of town with these interesting Coolangatta side-trips: Harbour Town Premium Outlets (in Biggera Waters), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Infinity Attraction). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Twin Towns Uniting Church.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coolangatta trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Coolangatta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dandenong Ranges National Park and Rod Laver Arena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Coolangatta to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coolangatta in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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