22 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + train:  34​h
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

8
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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Cape Byron Walking Track). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, make a splash at The Rockpools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Gold Coast, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Gold Coast to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
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Dreamworld

11
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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.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Australia Zoo, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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