15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wisemans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Gold Coast at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
On the 15th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Watkins Orchard, then get great views at Hawkins Lookout, and then hike along Convict Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wisemans Ferry trip maker .

You can drive from Sydney to Wisemans Ferry in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Wisemans Ferry, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Convict Trail ©
Convict Trail
Hawkins Lookout ©
Hawkins Lookout
Watkins Orchard ©
Watkins Orchard

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, trek along Grand Canyon track, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wisemans Ferry to Katoomba takes 2 hours. In October in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin Cider Company, Gallery Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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