25 days in Gold Coast, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in Gold Coast, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

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25 days in Gold Coast, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Moffat Beach), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, make a splash at The Rockpools, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation planner .

London, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Glow Worm Caves, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Captain Cook Highway
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Taronga Zoo, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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