18 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Gold Coast
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Sydney

— 7 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Gold Coast

— 5 nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, South Bank Parklands, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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