11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Caloundra
— 2 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, thentake in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: highs in Gold Coast hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Opal Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Old Government House. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and The Workshops Rail Museum (in Ipswich). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Birrunga Gallery & Dining.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount French National Park, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, The Workshops Rail Museum
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Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park, see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Caloundra trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Caloundra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Buderim Forest Park
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Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and then look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip website.

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Zipline

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