9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning app .

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. In December, Brisbane is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip website .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Miami Marketta ©
Miami Marketta

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Head to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Sweets On Maplefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Maleny (Maleny Cheese & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). See even more of Brisbane: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Kawana Shoppingworld, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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