18 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

18 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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18 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tamborine Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

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, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Brisbane to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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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

3
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Tamborine Mountain: Planet Commando (in Yatala) and Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre (in Beaudesert).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tamborine Mountain vacation maker tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Tamborine Mountain sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Planet Commando, Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, TankRide, Canungra War Memorial, Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Beenleigh Artisan Distillery ©
Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
Planet Commando ©
Planet Commando

5
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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip website .

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Stradbroke Island.

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

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, then stroll through Cylinder Beach, then take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. November in North Stradbroke Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

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