13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Palm Beach. Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Sydney is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and The Oasis Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kurrawa Beach and Kirra Beach. 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: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, stop by You and Bamboo, and kick back and relax at Tugun Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, You and Bamboo, Belongil Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Tropical Fruit World
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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