8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, make a splash at Dreamworld, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Australia Zoo in Beerwah (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Brisbane Region travel guide

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Parks · Nature & Parks · Lookouts
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.