17 days in Australian Capital Territory & Gold Coast Itinerary

17 days in Australian Capital Territory & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Canberra
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Gold Coast
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Canberra

— 7 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Pine Island Reserve has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Questacon, don't miss a visit to Parliament of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Lyon, France to Canberra is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lyon to Canberra. While traveling from Lyon, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Gold Coast

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, City Botanic Gardens, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Wed) at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, try out the rides at Infinity Attraction, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

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You can fly from Canberra to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Australian Capital Territory travel guide

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History Museums · Government Buildings · Art Museums
Australian Capital Territory houses the seat of Australia’s government. Entirely surrounded by the state of New South Wales, it consists mainly of tracts of agricultural land and the mountainous Namadgi National Park, in addition to the country’s modern capital, Canberra. The region has a population of approximately 360,000 people, the vast majority of whom live within metropolitan Canberra.