15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Wellington
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Wellington

7
days
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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Sydney. While traveling from Wellington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
days
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

4
days
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

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Captain Cook Highway
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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