12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights

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Melbourne — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne holiday maker app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Sydney — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tour de Tea, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast driving holiday website.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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