14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Dallas
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
Fly:  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.
You've added Taronga Zoo, The Rocks Ghost Tours, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker tool .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Sydney is 16 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in Sydney hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Bridge and Kurrawa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Springbrook National Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Tamborine Mountain Distillery (in Tamborine Mountain) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Byron Bay). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Currumbin Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamborine Mountain, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through West End, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and then take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
You've now added Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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