23 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  4​h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
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.
You've added Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and other attractions to your itinerary. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Gold Coast is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Gold Coast hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Werribee Open Range Zoo, Old Melbourne Gaol, Shrine of Remembrance, and other attractions.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Gold Coast in December, with lows around 14°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Penguin Parade, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parliament of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, and other attractions you added.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation builder app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canberra, Blue Mountains, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bondi Iceberg Club, Luna Park Sydney
Find places to stay Dec 22 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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