21 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 5 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Wentworth Falls to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Chandigarh, India to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (Psychic Twin Featherz, South Bank Parklands, &more). There's much more to do: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Great Ocean Road
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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