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: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around South Bank Parklands, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder .

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. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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