8 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Ipswich Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Ipswich Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland tour itinerary planner
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Ipswich
— 3 nights
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Brisbane — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): shop like a local with Queen Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary website.

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.
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Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Gold Coast — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ipswich.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Ipswich — 3 nights

Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum and then stroll around Queens Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): experience the excitement of Summer Land Camels and then explore the activities along Robelle Domain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ipswich online road trip planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Ipswich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature
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