10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly to Gold Coast, Bus to Surfers Paradise
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Surfers Paradise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise

— 3 nights

Capital of the Gold Coast

The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Surfers Paradise is known for fun & games, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Surfers Paradise trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Surfers Paradise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 6th (Wed), see where the action happens at Suncorp Stadium. On your second day here, stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip planner.

Getting from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
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Gold Coast travel guide

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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.