21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: London

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Daylesford (Spas, Lake Daylesford, & more), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Dinny Goonan Wines (in Bambra). Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, and learn about winemaking at Seville Estate.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, Sedona Estate, Dinny Goonan Wines
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Spas
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kiama Blowhole and Palm Beach. Get some cultural insight at Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and do a tasting at Southern Highland Wines.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Nan Tien Temple, Palm Beach, Southern Highland Wines
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Castle Glen Cellars. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, stroll through Tugun Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Castle Glen Cellars
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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