26 days in Perth & Gold Coast Itinerary

26 days in Perth & Gold Coast Itinerary

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26 days in Perth & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 14 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

14
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.
Bring the kids along to Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Visit Warnbro Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Silver Sands Beach, & more), Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, The Artisan Store Fremantle, & more) and Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience (in Dryandra). On the 25th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Make the 27th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mullaloo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Harbour Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Peron.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth road trip planning tool .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also 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 December, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, Quinns Rocks Beach, Lane Pool Reserve
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Scitech ©
Scitech
City Beach ©
City Beach
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

10
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Lennox Head Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), CapanArt Gallery (in Tamborine Mountain) and Byron Bay (Belongil Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Gold Coast takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, CapanArt Gallery, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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