18 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Coolangatta
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and look for gifts at Aesop.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder site.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Coolangatta with a short trip to Robina Town Centre in Robina, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coolangatta trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Coolangatta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Coolangatta sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and DFO South Wharf. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Coolangatta to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coolangatta in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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