22 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Melbourne — 9 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Wildlife Coast Cruises and The Great Ocean Road make great kid-friendly stops. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Hill of Content bookshop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Melbourne. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 12 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Kids will enjoy Summer Land Camels and Warner Bros. Movie World. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate (in Purga), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Birrunga Gallery & Dining, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, kick back and relax at Rainbow Bay, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

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Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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