19 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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 the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Maleny.

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

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nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more), Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Maleny vacation website .

Getting from Brisbane to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Maleny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Kings Beach, Kondalilla National Park, Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Noosa is known for nature, beaches, adventure, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online vacation planner .

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Original Eumundi Markets
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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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: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, cool off at Dreamworld, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip tool .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

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
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 25th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and finally take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online travel planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Theme Parks
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
City Hall ©
City Hall

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