9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Gainesville

3
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Gainesville, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Gainesville to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 70°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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