8 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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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
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum.

Find out how to plan Noosa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip site .

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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