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

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Australia Zoo and Wheel of Brisbane. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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