15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then look for gifts at Miami Marketta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Kids will appreciate attractions like Trin Warren Tam-boore and Warrandyte State Park. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour builder site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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