17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

14
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kings Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bulcock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Aussie World (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, and appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Ipswich, Maroochydore Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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