8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, have fun at South Bank Parklands, and then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johor Bahru, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Surfer's Paradise Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and The Oasis Shopping Centre. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip website .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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