19 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

19 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

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19 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
5
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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've added Darling Harbour, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Chinatown, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bradleys Head Trail. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In April, Sydney is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Albert Street Uniting Church. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

1
night
Gold Coast, Australia

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.
You've added Kurrawa Beach, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Paradise Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge, then browse the different shops at Paradise Centre, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then indulge your taste buds at Jan Power's Farmers Markets, and finally listen to music at Brisbane Powerhouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Vancouver on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Brisbane Powerhouse ©
Brisbane Powerhouse

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step out of Vancouver to go to Surrey and see Crescent Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Vancouver in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get slightly colder in Vancouver: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach

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