12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland sightseeing planner

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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights

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Gold Coast

— 7 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Thunderbird Park, Sea World Theme Park, Burleigh Brewing Company, and other attractions. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, test your problem-solving skills at Padlockd Escape Rooms, and make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks