9 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Gold Coast is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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

6
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.
Get outdoors at Pulpit Rock Lookout and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Coachwood Glen Nature Trail in Megalong Valley, approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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