25 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Finch Hatton Itinerary

25 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Finch Hatton Itinerary

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25 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Finch Hatton Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Finch Hatton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sydney

19
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.
Visit Caves Beach and Palm Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway), Terrigal (Terrigal Beach & Avoca Beach) and Catherine Hill Bay Beach (in Catherine Hill Bay). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Werri Beach, kick back and relax at Beach Cove Belmore Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Munmorah State Conservation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Manly, Blue Mountains National Park, Terrigal
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currumbin Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other 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. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

2
nights
Finch Hatton

Finch Hatton ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Finch Hatton Gorge. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Finch Hatton Gorge and then find something for the whole family at Forest Flying.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Finch Hatton day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Finch Hatton with the Route module. In November, Finch Hatton is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Finch Hatton

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Eungella Dam
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Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge
Forest Flying ©
Forest Flying

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