8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip app .

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. In December, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks 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

5
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: have fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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