8 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & New South Wales Itinerary

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

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: highs in Melbourne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Gold Coast. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Harbour Bridge will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore and take pictures at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary builder.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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