21 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Byron Lighthouse and Hillsong Church Brisbane. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: CapanArt Gallery (in Tamborine Mountain), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & The Henderson Gallery). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, hunt for treasures at Gold Coast Fishermen’s Cooperative, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Gold Coast is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Wynnum Esplanade
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

13
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brett Whiteley Studio and ATTY Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Leura (Leura Mall & Leura Post Office) and Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Katoomba Antique Centre, & more). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pick up some local products at Danks Street Produce Merchants.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, The Australiana Pioneer Village, Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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