8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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Gold Coast — 3 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.
Head to Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kirra Beach and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planning website.

Dallas, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 16 hours. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get a bit warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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