15 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
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.
Surfer's Paradise Beach has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Miami Markettafor some retail therapy. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Fingal Head and see Fingal Head Lighthouse, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gold Coast visit app .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Gold Coast with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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