8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

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 Surfers Paradise Beach, Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, SkyPoint Observation Deck, 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. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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 list of things to see and do now includes City Hall, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Eat Street Northshore, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
City Hall ©
City Hall

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 Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Point Danger ©
Point Danger
Jetboat Extreme ©
Jetboat Extreme

Similar Plans

11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia & Mobile BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Gold Coast BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Gold Coast BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Gold Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Sydney & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM QATAR June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans