14 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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14 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Broadbeach
— 5 nights
+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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Museum as well as Healesville Sanctuary. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Head to Melbourne Central and Lord Coconutfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ubud in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Healesville Sanctuary, Gertrude Street
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah and Saint Augustine's Catholic Church. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ipswich Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Broadbeach, make a side trip to see The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, approximately Ipswich away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Broadbeach trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Sydney to Broadbeach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Broadbeach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Murwillumbah, Ipswich
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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