23 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

23 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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23 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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 explore and learn at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, & more), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Gold Coast hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Moffat Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, North Head Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 10 — 17:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and Illusionary Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, The Artisan Store Fremantle, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, head off the coast to Penguin Island, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and stroll through Perth Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Warnbro Beach, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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