13 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Gold Coast — 9 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whales In Paradise and Best Of All Lookout. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens (in Tamborine Mountain), Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre (in Daisy Hill) and Food Tours (in Byron Bay). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot Gold Coast, kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Tamborine Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Perth in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then head off the coast to Cockatoo Island. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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