12 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Oxenford
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
tram:  15​min
4
Broadbeach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eagle Street Pier and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, take in the views from Story Bridge, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oxenford.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
day
Oxenford

Oxenford ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Gallery Walk.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oxenford trip builder website .

Getting from Brisbane to Oxenford by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Oxenford

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Glow Worm Caves, Gallery Walk
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Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Gallery Walk ©
Gallery Walk

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
On the 11th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Surfers Paradise trip itinerary planning app .

Surfers Paradise is just a short distance from Oxenford. In January, daytime highs in Surfers Paradise are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Main Beach
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Marina Mirage ©
Marina Mirage

1
night
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Broadbeach online trip itinerary planner .

Broadbeach is just a short distance from Surfers Paradise. In January, daily temperatures in Broadbeach can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Broadbeach

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Head National Park, Robina Town Shopping Centre
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Robina Town Shopping Centre ©
Robina Town Shopping Centre

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): meet the residents at Australia Zoo and then hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Beerwah fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Broadbeach to Beerwah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Beerwah, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Beerwah

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kings Beach.

Plan my Caloundra trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Caloundra is just a short distance from Beerwah. In January, daytime highs in Caloundra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Noosa River. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder tool .

Mooloolaba is very close to Caloundra. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Noosa River, Peregian Beach, Maroochydore Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

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