9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner

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Sydney
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Gold Coast
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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website.

Phoenix, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Sydney, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Heads Beach. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Sundive Byron Bay about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.