15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Shop till you drop at Opals Down Under and Art on Cairncross. Get outdoors at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Gardners Falls. Step out of Maleny to go to Buddina and see Kawana Shoppingworld, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, trek along Obi Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maleny trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Maleny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Maleny, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Opals Down Under, Kawana Shoppingworld
Highlights from your plan
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Opals Down Under ©
Opals Down Under

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to Underground Surf and Hastings Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Barnacles Dolphin Centre in Tin Can Bay, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa day trip site .

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. On your second day here, walk around South Bank Parklands, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker site .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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