14 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Family-friendly places like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Caloundra (MaisyMoo & Caloundra Regional Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Brisbane. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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