8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning tool .

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Brisbane hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Appreciate the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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