11 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In August, Sydney is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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