8 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip site.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Melbourne

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Gold Coast in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Sydney

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: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Must see
Bondi Beach
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