16 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect nights in Gold Coast to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Step out of Caloundra to go to Maroochydore and see Maroochydore Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Rockit Climbing Gym, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from Noosa with a short trip to Lows Lookout in Coolum Beach, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, wander the streets of Hastings Street, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Caloundra to Noosa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lows Lookout
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

1
night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 9th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, then stroll through Australia Zoo, and then take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maleny vacation maker website .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Maleny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
McCarthy's Lookout ©
McCarthy's Lookout

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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

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