5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 list of things to see and do now includes City Botanic Gardens, Sunnybank Plaza, GOMA, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and then admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Hong Kong, China to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: highs in Brisbane hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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