15 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast. In December, Gold Coast is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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 in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Queensland Art Gallery and West End are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and New Govardhana Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Head National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. See even more of Gold Coast: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach, New Govardhana Australia, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach

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