10 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). The adventure continues: have fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane attractions planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Australia Zoo, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, make a splash at Dreamworld, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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