3 days in Australia Itinerary

3 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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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.
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For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary tool.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Sydney

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): visit The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Darling Harbour, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.