14 days in New South Wales & Gold Coast Itinerary

14 days in New South Wales & Gold Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly

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Leura

— 2 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Leura is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at The Three Sisters, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and get outside with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Leura online trip builder.

Adelaide to Leura is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Leura, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Sydney

— 7 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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:

Gold Coast

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga in Tweed Heads, about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Thu) at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.