7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Camp Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip website .

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 November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane route app .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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