11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Australia Zoo and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast & SunJet Simulations). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane route builder .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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