10 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Anthea Polson Art. Take a break from the city and head to David Fleay Wildlife Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Japanache, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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