24 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Gold Coast
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Brisbane
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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.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Brisbane is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 13th (Wed).
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Gold Coast — 10 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track, Cape Byron Lighthouse, &more) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 22nd (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, gear up at Qld Luxury Car Rentals, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 8 nights

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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