9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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 gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, don't miss a visit to Wheel of Brisbane, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 84°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games 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

4
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, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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