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

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Cronulla to see Wanda Beach about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wanda Beach, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip website .

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 January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

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