25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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Gold Coast

— 10 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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradisefor some retail therapy. Anthea Polson Art and Opal Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, &more) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, view the masterpieces at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

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Hanoi, Vietnam to Gold Coast is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Gold Coast, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore ATTY Gallery and Australian Centre for Photography. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Spas (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Buxton Contemporary, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips