8 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  3 h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Brisbane
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at State Library Of Queensland and then visit West End.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Brisbane, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Pacific Fair Shopping Centre as well as Harbour Town Premium Outlets. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast itinerary planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harbour Town Premium Outlets ©
Harbour Town Premium Outlets
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

few
hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Building as well as Sydney Fish Market. On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Bondi Beach and then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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