10 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Giant Stairway. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australian Reptile Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
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 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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