15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Doha

4
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.
Let the collections at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Customs House capture your imagination. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail), The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and The Grape Escape (in Mittagong). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Doha to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Govetts Leap, Bilpin Cider Company, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Opal Museum. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Lennox Head to see Lennox Head Beach about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Opal Museum, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Melbourne Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Lorne Beach and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin), Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne) and RAAF Museum (in Point Cook). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Degraves Street, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lorne, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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