14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Sydney. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wollongong
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Spas & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and stop by Miami Marketta.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through West End, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour builder .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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