7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Noosa Chocolate Factory and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Spring Bluff and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Caboolture) and Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online road trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spring Bluff, Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
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Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

3
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.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kurrawa Beach and Tugun Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fingal Head Lighthouse in Fingal Head (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, stroll through Kirra Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip maker .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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