15 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (Opal Museum, South Bank Parklands, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, try out the rides at Infinity Attraction, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Eagle Hawk Lookout & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Wentworth Falls (Wentworth Falls Lake & Wentworth Falls Lookout). There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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