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: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses are in your itinerary. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage in Buderim, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at GOMA, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Chenrezig Institute, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

Plan my day in Gold Coast using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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