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: Perth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast travel route planner.

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, expect nights in Gold Coast to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane sightseeing planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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