8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planning app .

Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Wellington to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wellington in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

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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

3
days
Brisbane

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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, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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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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