22 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  16 h
1
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

7
nights
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.
You've added Dreamworld, Natural Bridge, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Art Gallery and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, get outside with Pelican Feeding, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Cebu City, Philippines to Gold Coast is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cebu City to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Traveling from Cebu City in December, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Queensland Art Gallery
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

8
nights
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Printism. Melbourne Museum and St Joseph's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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