18 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

18 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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18 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
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Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Gold Coast
— 17 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— Few hours
End: Brisbane

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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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.
Let the collections at Templin Historical Village and Lismore Regional Gallery capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Greenmount Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin), Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse, Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, Head underground at Glow Worm Caves, and stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip site .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Lamington National Park, Broken Head, Alstonville
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Brisbane

Brisbane
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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