11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip 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. Traveling from Singapore to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip builder .

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. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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