11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Jakarta

2
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 enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and stop by Miami Marketta.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning website .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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