13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Broadbeach
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
End: Ubud, Bali

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Lord Coconut. Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, get outside with Melbourne Adventure Hub, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip site.

Ubud, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Melbourne. Traveling from Ubud in July, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get your game on at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Broadbeach trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broadbeach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Broadbeach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz

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