4 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

4 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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4 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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


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night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then stroll through Dicky Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip site .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online day trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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