23 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

23 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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23 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glass House Mountains
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 6 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  29​h
End: London

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction, SkyPoint Observation Deck, & more). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder app .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Glass House Mountains.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains ©
Explore Glass House Mountains' surroundings by going to Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Caloundra (Kings Beach & FlyWaco) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glass House Mountains route maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Glass House Mountains takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glass House Mountains are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Wirreanda Park
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Kenilworth (Conondale National Park & Charlie Moreland Camping Area) and The Ginger Factory (in Yandina). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, explore the activities along Noosa River, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, and trek along Mount Cooroora.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Glass House Mountains to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenilworth, Eumundi, The Ginger Factory, Mount Cooroora, Mount Coolum
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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