9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at ArtVo, then see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens

3
nights
Gold Coast

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. There's still lots to do: cool off at The Rockpools, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and stroll through Greenmount Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Kings Beach and Queens Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroochydore Beach and ScienCentre. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maleny Dairies (in Maleny) and The Workshops Rail Museum (in Ipswich). There's more to do: make a trip to City Hall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ipswich, Kings Beach, Maleny Dairies, Maroochydore Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Queens Park
Queens Park
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

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