36 days in Fraser Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

36 days in Fraser Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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36 days in Fraser Island, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 17 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from Manchester to Fraser Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

17
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Caloundra, Glow Worm Caves, Broken Head Beach, Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 19:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

13
nights
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Gallery Blackheath, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 19 — Nov 1:
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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