20 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 10 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Melbourne

— 10 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chadstone - The Fashion Capital and The Mill Markets. Head to Collins St/Swanston St and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creameryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville), Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville) and Lorne (Lorne Beach & Teddy's Lookout). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne, kick back and relax at Rye Beach, and hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenmount Beach and Kirra Beach. Do your shopping at Robina Town Centre and Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Tamborine Mountain Distillery (in Tamborine Mountain) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Currumbin Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bronte Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, visit The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

On the 2nd (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Prahran Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping
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