9 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck ©
Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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