12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights

4
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.
Let the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise capture your imagination. Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Boomerang Art - Aboriginal & Contemporary Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, approximately Byron Bay away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in September, you will find days in Gold Coast are slightly colder (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

7
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines & Art on Cairncross), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, and look for gifts at Opals Down Under.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour builder website.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Montville, Mooloolaba, Mapleton Observatory
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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