17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fishing Charters & Tours, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Tropical Fruit World
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

8
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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Opal Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Art on Cairncross and Kawana Shoppingworld. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Kings Beach, & more), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, walk around South Bank Parklands, and look for gifts at Opals Down Under.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online journey planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Caloundra, Montville, Maleny, Mapleton Observatory, Yandina Markets
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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