9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and The Rockpools. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Queen’s Park, Opal Museum, & more), Byron Bay (Stone & Wood Brewery and Tasting Room & Belongil Beach) and Queens Park (in Ipswich). There's lots more to do: putt your heart out at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, stroll around Paradise Point Parklands, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route planning app .

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Queens Park
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Brighton Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Eastern Beach Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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