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:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​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.
Queen Street Mall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): shop like a local with Queen Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning website .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Brisbane hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

5
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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art, and browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast visit planning site .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows 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 Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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