9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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

3
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Buderim Forest Park will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Australia Zoo and Mooloolaba Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning site .

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. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Australia Zoo, Buderim Forest Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Surfers Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 31st (Wed), 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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