17 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Greenmount Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain) and Lamington National Park (in Binna Burra). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge, stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, have some family-friendly fun at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, and stroll around Kurrawa Pratten Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lamington National Park, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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.
On the 7th (Sat), snap pictures at Goodwill Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park
Goodwill Bridge ©
Goodwill Bridge

7
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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