30 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & South Australia Itinerary

30 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & South Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & South Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
5
Marion
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Bristol

9
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to North Tamborine and see Glow Worm Caves, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dicky Beach, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 17th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fishery Bay and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Lincoln trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Port Lincoln takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Shark Diving
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Visit Island Beach and Stokes Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, and learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
Marion

Marion ©
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, and then don't miss a visit to Old Gum Tree Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thorndon Park, stroll through Adelaide Zoo, then look for gifts at Charlesworth Nuts, and finally look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marion itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Island to Marion. In October, daytime highs in Marion are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Adelaide, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Cleland Wildlife Park, Thorndon Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Thorndon Park ©
Thorndon Park

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Tanunda is known for wineries, fun & games, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda travel route builder site .

Getting from Marion to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Wolf Blass, Seppeltsfield, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

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