20 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Singapore

4
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.
Visit Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and You and Bamboofor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: New Govardhana Australia (in Eungella) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Byron Bay). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surfcity Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Govardhana Australia, You and Bamboo, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

8
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bowral (The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space & Dirty Janes Bowral) and Katoomba (Gallery One88, The Giant Stairway, & more). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Bowral, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Stony Creek Gallery) and St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Aquinas' Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, St Anne's Winery
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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