8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Attractions like Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect nights in Gold Coast to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Museum of Brisbane. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 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. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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