11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
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Brisbane — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and finally experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder website.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast & Mooloolaba Beach). Enjoy Brisbane some more: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, sample the tasty concoctions at XXXX Brewery Tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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