13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Australian National Maritime Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nan Tien Temple and Shelly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Palm Beach to see Palm Beach about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and hunt for treasures at The Rocks Markets.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in January, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Lennox Head Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Greenmount Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar), Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, browse the different shops at The Oasis Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Tropical Fruit World, You and Bamboo, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Belongil Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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