17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly to Gold Coast, Bus to Surfers Paradise
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Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
Bus to Gold Coast, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Sydney

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Westfield Sydney. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, stroll through Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

4
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Surfers Paradise

Capital of the Gold Coast

The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Family-friendly places like Surfers Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park will thrill your kids. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centre. There's much more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Surfers Paradise road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Surfers Paradise sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Melbourne

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Surfers Paradise to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Surfers Paradise in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.