9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Newcastle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, make a trip to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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