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: Cape Town
Fly:  23​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Family-friendly places like Kirra Beach and Sea World Theme Park will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Lennox Head Beach in Lennox Head--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, stroll through Currumbin Beach, and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast journey app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Gold Coast is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Gold Coast, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kings Beach and Marcoola Beach. Bring the kids along to Maroochydore Beach and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & HMAS Brisbane) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Marcoola Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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