12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Kingscliff (Raggedy Anne Boutique & Watersports Guru). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Sanctuary Markets.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast. In November, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Wirreanda Park (in Buderim) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wirreanda Park, Australia Zoo, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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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

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