15 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
You've now added South Bank Parklands to your itinerary. Head to Queen Street Mall and QueensPlazafor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eagle Street Pier and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), make a trip to City Hall, and laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane journey builder website .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
QueensPlaza ©
QueensPlaza

1
day
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.
Sea World Theme Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toGold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
You've now added Dreamworld to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Dreamworld and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moffat Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like State Library Of Queensland and Wintergarden. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Woodridge Train Station Markets (in Woodridge) and Sea Life Sunshine Coast (in Mooloolaba). Enjoy Brisbane some more: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Woodridge Train Station Markets, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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