4 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

4 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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4 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Sydney

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes The Star Gold Coast Casino, Kurrawa Beach, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and other attractions. On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Kurrawa Beach, then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then try to win big at The Star Gold Coast Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Griffith University, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, then browse the different shops at Australia Fair Shopping Centre, and finally look for gifts at Chinatown Gold Coast.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Casinos
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunnybank Plaza, Chinatown, University of Queensland, and other attractions. On the 9th (Fri), wander the streets of Queen Street Mall, walk around South Bank Parklands, take in the architecture and design of University of Queensland, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sunnybank Plaza, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
University of Queensland ©
University of Queensland

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