9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

Make your Gold Coast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and take a stroll through West End.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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