13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 5 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Palm Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cavill Mallfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kurrawa Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, stop by You and Bamboo, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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

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

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