9 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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