31 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: San Juan

10
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kondalilla National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye), Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, hike along Obi Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker .

San Juan, Argentina to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Juan in May: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Buderim, Obi Boardwalk, Conondale National Park
Find places to stay May 3 — 13:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. The adventure continues: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast visit planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 30:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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