14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Pune

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Rocks Markets and The Bay Tree Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space (in Bowral). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday app .

Pune, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Bay Tree Gallery, The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space, Shelly Beach, Bouddi National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Stand-Up Paddleboarding, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online day trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of West End and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End

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