22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Santiago
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Maleny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Noosa
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
Santiago

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santiago to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Nielsen Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

5
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: make a splash at Dreamworld, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary tool .

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, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

4
days
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Family-friendly places like Australia Zoo and Sea Life Sunshine Coast will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & HMAS Brisbane) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli and get great views at Gerrards Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maleny online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ), Aqua Park Bli Bli
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

4
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Family-friendly places like Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Yandina (The Ginger Factory & Mount Ninderry) and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, explore the activities along Noosa River, get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

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You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yandina, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum

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