10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Echo Point Lookout, Leura Mall
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck ©
Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck

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.
You've now added Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping
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Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. John's Anglican Cathedral, Queen Street Mall, City Hall, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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