6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
3
Eumundi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eumundi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then make a trip to Hastings Street. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets and then look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

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Drive from Brisbane to Eumundi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Noosa, Mooloolaba Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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