13 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

13 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Beerwah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Theme Parks Shopping
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shorncliffe Beach as well as Skydive Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Brisbane and then make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shorncliffe Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Skydive Brisbane
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Skydive Brisbane ©
Skydive Brisbane
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Australia Zoo and then explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glass House Mountains National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Beerwah attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Beerwah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Beerwah, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Glass House Mountains National Park
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Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, and then hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Original Eumundi Markets
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 22nd (Sun), stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, and finally take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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