25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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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'll explore and learn at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Anthea Polson Art. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centrefor plenty of shopping. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, cool off at Dreamworld, browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary website.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Gold Coast is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Gold Coast, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in the exciting artwork at Australian Centre for Photography, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sovereign Hill and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The Blender Studios. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Daylesford to see Spas about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

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