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:  9​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Broadbeach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
West Burleigh
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Family-friendly places like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture) and Samford Distric Historical Museum (in Samford). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, stop by Kelvin Grove Markets, explore and take pictures at South Brisbane Memorial Park, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Samford Distric Historical Museum, Caboolture Historical Village
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then stop by Japanache, and finally examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Surfers Paradise holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Surfers Paradise, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can ride a tram to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Broadbeach trip site .

Broadbeach is very close to Surfers Paradise. In November, daily temperatures in Broadbeach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to West Burleigh.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz ©

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nights
West Burleigh

West Burleigh ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then learn about winemaking at Ilnam Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Burleigh route planning tool .

West Burleigh is just a stone's throw from Broadbeach. In November in West Burleigh, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Burleigh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

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