12 days in Gold Coast & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

12 days in Gold Coast & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

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12 days in Gold Coast & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the different shops at The Strand at Coolangatta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): catch a movie at BCC Cinemas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
BCC Cinemas ©
BCC Cinemas
The Strand at Coolangatta ©
The Strand at Coolangatta

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World and WhiteWater World. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at WhiteWater World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker website .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
WhiteWater World ©
WhiteWater World

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
Attractions like David Fleay Wildlife Park and Pelican Feeding make great kid-friendly stops. See some other sides of Gold Coast: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and putt your heart out at Timezone Surfers Paradise.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip app .

On the 4th (Sat), you're off toCoffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Timezone Surfers Paradise ©
Timezone Surfers Paradise
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Pelican Feeding ©
Pelican Feeding

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty, and finally get great views at Forest Sky Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In January in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, Two Tails Wines
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

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