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
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

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.
Featherdale Wildlife Park has been added to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World as well as Wet 'n' Wild Water World. Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Marina Mirage. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, browse the different shops at The Oasis Shopping Centre, and get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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