22 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

22 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 12 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Echo Point Lookout and Room Escape Games. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

12
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 discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and SkyPoint Climb. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Suncorp Stadium, & more) and Byron Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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