22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
3
Surfers Paradise
— 6 nights

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Fort Nepean. Federation Square and Melbourne Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Barwon Park (in Winchelsea), Steampacket Gardens (in Geelong) and Queenscliff Harbour (in Queenscliff). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, stop by St Kilda Sea Baths, identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cape Schanck, Barwon Park, Steampacket Gardens, Fort Nepean, Queenscliff Harbour
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Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Fort Nepean ©
Fort Nepean
Steampacket Gardens ©
Steampacket Gardens

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Giant Stairway and Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals. Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The National Pass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Government House, stop by Sydney Fish Market, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and admire the landmark architecture of Queen Victoria Building.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Taronga Zoo
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

6
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Relax by the water at Kurrawa Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Visit Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and St Vincent's Catholic Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Surfers Paradise online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Surfers Paradise, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse

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