10 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 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 find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip tool.

Adelaide to Gold Coast is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Chinese Australian History.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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