11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane journey 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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