17 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

13
nights
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.
The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Three Sisters, & more), Kiama Harbour (in Kiama) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Australian Reptile Park, Govetts Leap, Palm Beach, Congwong Beach
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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