11 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

11 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Bribie Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then steep yourself in history at First Fleet Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, First Fleet Park, Bronte Beach
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach, see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Bribie Island with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Bribie Island are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island travel planner .

Getting from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

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.
On the 21st (Sun), view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Victoria Barracks Museum, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

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