25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

25 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Gold Coast — 6 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.
Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cork 'n Fork Tours in Tamborine Mountain--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip site.

Doha, Qatar to Gold Coast is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Gold Coast is 7 hours. In July, Gold Coast is colder than Doha - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (Falls Gallery & Wentworth Falls Lookout), Leura (Gordon Falls Lookout, The Nook, &more) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route maker app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to home.
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