9 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  4​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Murwillumbah and see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder 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 November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
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.
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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