11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

7
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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Surfers Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route planning site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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