11 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wellington
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
End: Wellington

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary app.

Wellington, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wellington in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 20 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Melbourne: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, make a trip to Block Arcade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Balloon Rides

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