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: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
End: Gold Coast

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and other attractions. On the 29th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and then browse the different shops at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Eat Street Northshore and Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. On the 31st (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning app .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Theme Parks
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Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jetboat Extreme, Point Danger, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and other attractions.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Point Danger ©
Point Danger
Jetboat Extreme ©
Jetboat Extreme

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