17 days in Hamilton Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Hamilton Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Hamilton Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Hamilton Island
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h 30​min
End: San Diego

6
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. There's still lots to do: get outside with Jetryder, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, and take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online vacation maker .

San Diego, USA to Hamilton Island is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Hamilton Island is 18 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to South Bank Parklands in Brisbane (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, plan for little chillier nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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