11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or The Oasis Shopping Centre. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Gold Coast is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Gold Coast. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art on Cairncross and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Change things up with a short trip to Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Art on Cairncross, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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