16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Coolangatta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Giulians. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coolangatta: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Coolangatta vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Coolangatta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Coolangatta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip generator.

Getting from Coolangatta to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Coolangatta in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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