7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
Fly:  8​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Johor Bahru

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands as well as Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel planner .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johor Bahru in August: highs in Brisbane hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquaduck, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Family-friendly places like Surfers Paradise Beach and Sea World Theme Park will thrill your kids. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder site .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online route planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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