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: London
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Brisbane (Eagle Street Pier, South Bank Parklands, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast driving holiday planning tool .

London, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Gold Coast at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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