60 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

60 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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60 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+3
train + Fly + foot + train:  31​h
1
Gold Coast
— 28 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 28 nights
Fly + train:  29​h
End: Cardiff

28
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more), Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). On the 7th (Sat), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, and cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World.

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Cardiff, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 31-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cardiff in August since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Victoria Point Reserve, Beenleigh Artisan Distillery, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

28
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Montville (Kondalilla Falls, Kondalilla National Park, & more), Maleny (Maleny Golf Club, Maleny Dairies, & more) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Glass House Mountains
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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