9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane visit planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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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