15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Beach and Kondalilla Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). Spend the 30th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's much more to do: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way, make a trip to Anzac Square, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Brisbane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Maleny, Kings Beach, Kirra Beach, Kondalilla Falls, Maroochydore Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then get your game on at Timezone Surfers Paradise, and finally get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Timezone Surfers Paradise ©
Timezone Surfers Paradise

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Hyde Park. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday maker .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Govetts Leap
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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