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: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and then take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Brisbane is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and Lennox Head Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kirra Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Belongil Beach in Byron Bay--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planning 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and St Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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