8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, steep yourself in history at Experiment Farm Cottage, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Warner Bros. Movie World has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Dreamworld and then walk around James Overall Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Museums
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The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
Sherwood Arboretum ©
Sherwood Arboretum

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