18 days in Gold Coast & Perth Itinerary

18 days in Gold Coast & Perth Itinerary

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Gold Coast
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Gold Coast

— 8 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 enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Helicopter Tours, Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, walk around Damian Leeding Memorial Park, and get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Lyon, France to Gold Coast is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December, Gold Coast is much hotter than Lyon - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Perth

— 6 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Fremantle Prison. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah (Mandurah War Memorial & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Floating Rock Sphere (in Rockingham) and North Dog Beach (in South Fremantle). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Adventure World, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Perth by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Perth. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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