14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  21 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Sydney
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  19 h 15 min
End: Dallas

3
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 Taronga Zoo, The Rocks Ghost Tours, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sydney to go to Wentworth Falls and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder site.

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Sydney is 16 hours. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Coolangatta Beach as well as Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Greenmount Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kurrawa Beach and Springbrook National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tamborine Mountain Distillery (in Tamborine Mountain) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Byron Bay). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamborine Mountain, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through West End, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary site.

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) ©

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bondi to Coogee Walk. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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