16 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Gold Coast

11
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Surfers Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gold Coast. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Victoria Point Reserve
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Dolphins in Paradise has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Moffat Beach, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then see majestic marine mammals with Dolphins in Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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