19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Coolangatta
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 13 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coolangatta vacation builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Brisbane International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tropical Fruit World
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Witches Falls Winery, then cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, then view the masterpieces at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Surfers Paradise itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise. In December, daily temperatures in Surfers Paradise can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Witches Falls Winery
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head outdoors with Free Range Bike Hire, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then wander the streets of West End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wynnum Esplanade and then kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary maker.

You can drive from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Wynnum Esplanade
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Wynnum Esplanade ©
Wynnum Esplanade
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
West End ©
West End

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.
Visiting Coogee Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Bondi Beach and Bilgola Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Bilgola Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, The National Pass
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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