11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

London
Fly:  30​h
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Lighthouse about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In October, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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