4 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

4 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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4 days in Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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 13th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Nature Parks
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet the residents at Australia Zoo and then get a new perspective on things with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba trip maker site .

You can drive from Noosa to Mooloolaba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

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Australia Zoo
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Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba ©
Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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