13 days in Sydney, Port Macquarie & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Port Macquarie & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by The Rocks.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Rainbow beach reserve (in North Haven) and Pilot Beach (in Camden Head). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lighthouse Beach, and stroll through Coastal walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (The Brisbane River, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast planning site.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in December, you will find days in Gold Coast are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip