11 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Kingston butter factory art & craft cooperative community arts centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Museum of Brisbane (in Brisbane), Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Darling Harbour and then see a show at Sydney Opera House. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Rocks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Museums
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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