9 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 6th (Sat): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

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 colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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

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 8th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planning app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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